Michael Marrotti, Summer 2017

Sobriety

 

I’ve endured

the torture of

waking up to

empty bottles

 

The temper

tantrums

and despair

of losing an

established

home

 

All it takes

is walking

through

that door once

to forever alter

your trajectory

 

Now that I’ve

tasted life

as it dripped

down my

nasal cavities

triggering this

enlightenment

spawning my

creativity

 

I decline

any other

way of living

the choice is mine

abstinence would

only necessitate

a code orange

from equilibrium

to destabilization

 

For I’m at war

with a divisive society

chemical imbalance

and the greatest threat

to a creative mind

Sobriety

 

 

 

Michael Marrotti is an author from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His chapbook, F.D.A. Approved Poetry, is available on Amazon. On his free time, he volunteers at the Light Of Life Rescue Mission. He is also the editor of Excavation, a poetry blog. Submissions are open: https://excavatingtheunderground.wordpress.com/

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