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Just a Few Drops

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Gold, rust, crystalline ornaments
A drink too many, last night's celebrations ensured
The cat still perched at the window looks at him with pathos bound fright
As the eyes scroll up and down the glimmering reflections on shelves,
The satiated tongue leads the way in frame.

The branched shadow crawls the walls
The street lights and the car spots play till dawn
Fresh blooms from a nearby store
Meets a whiff of garbage as the covers close
A nauseated dilemma of what lies next
The liquor cabinet is almost bare right then.

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Maybe just one pint or two
Not harsh road drinking but a mere mild hold
The mind will remain fresh if it's just a glass full
He won't be called a nuisance if it's suited to the chic bowl.

But the night grows old as the first rays smile
The shutter will close and so will the cat's eye
Playing slots with a simple mind to make
But it seems tough as the radar loses its aim.

© 2020 Tiyasha Maitra

Comments

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on April 08, 2020:

Thanks Brenda. Habit makes us convince ourselves so easily that a glass to a bottle is no matter. Take care my friend.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 08, 2020:

You composed this quite well.

It is hard to think that one chic glass will spiral but it does.

Thanks for sharing.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on March 27, 2020:

Thanks for reading Hari. Glad you liked it

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on March 27, 2020:

Beautiful imaginations in the poetic lines, very unique and catchy lines. Addiction is instinct related issue.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on March 10, 2020:

Thanks so much Margaret. Thanks for reading

Margaret Pan from Athens on March 10, 2020:

A great piece of writing on a very difficult and sensitive subject!

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on February 26, 2020:

Thanks for reading Brenda. You are right, addiction always makes one go from a glass to a bottle with ease.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 26, 2020:

You draw this point quite well. He believes just one will make him feel better when he ends up doing the mere bottle or so it seems.

Very true for addictions or the day after celebrating.

Thanks for sharing.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on February 26, 2020:

Thanks so much Manatita. Hope you are doing well.

manatita44 from london on February 26, 2020:

A tough and topical one. So modern life! You have done an excellent job! Let us pray!

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on February 23, 2020:

Thanks for reading Lora. Denial goes along with addiction hand in hand. It's a vicious cycle that involves self conviction in the delays that come with denial. I am glad you liked the poem. Hope you are doing well.

Lora Hollings on February 23, 2020:

A very poignant poem on addiction! You draw a vivid picture with your powerful words of not only about the addiction itself but about the denials of this disease as well. A great write.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on February 23, 2020:

Thanks Jason. Addiction can be a complete life breaker. I am sad to hear of your experiences with close ones.

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on February 23, 2020:

Great poem about temptation and addiction. Having an addiction is a huge handicap and can be fatal. Depending on what you're addicted to. I actually lost many friends to addiction. So your poem reply hit home. Addiction is a sad thing. Excellent write! I'll be happy to follow you.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on February 20, 2020:

Thanks Liz. I am glad you feel the issue has been expressed well.

Liz Westwood from UK on February 20, 2020:

You have encapsulated the lure of alcohol well in this poem.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on February 20, 2020:

Thanks Mr. Bhatt

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on February 20, 2020:

Interesting. Good presentation.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on February 20, 2020:

I am glad that you enjoyed it John.

Our tempestuous relationships with personal habits or addictions fascinate me.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on February 20, 2020:

Wow, you certainly have an incredible way of weaving words to convey the message you want to get across, Tiyasha. Most of us are addicted to something even if we don't admit it, but alcohol is one that effects so many, and temptation is never far away.

Tiyasha Maitra (author) from Gurgaon on February 20, 2020:

Thanks Lorna. Temptation is something we all struggle with, of some form or the other. It can be quite toxic at times. Thanks for reading.

Lorna Lamon on February 20, 2020:

The struggle with temptation is realistically portrayed in this incredible poem Tiyasha. Your choice of words creates the pain of addiction and how difficult it can be to live with. Wonderful writing.

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