Whiskey and Wisdom by Chela Novak (2011)
a credible blend of whiskey and wisdom,
on recent weekend mornings at 6 am.
down in the tube, there are possibilities.
creative solutions for glass.
an evening of hope,
able to leap tall bridges in a single bound.
you got a bottle of grey goose vodka for only 1 cent.
the audience ate it up.
you say i’m
one of the witches of the east end,
and hands pop up from our crowd, shouting.
you like the way i sing so you say
“yeah, let’s have dinner soon.”
but i have a boyfriend a little less stable then you,
and they want a security guard who will respond to alarms.
apparently you made me what was supposed to be
a batch of marmalade.
but at least you made me something.
i pushed you away,
so you drank a credible blend of whiskey and wisdom,
on a recent weekend morning at 6 am.