I’ve Heard

drunks tell no lies
they say
but when they’re sober
they tell no truths

liquid courage
they say
but it’s more like
real communication’s anesthesia

needs to be shared
person to person
with heads clear

otherwise, the path down liquid lane makes

hard times
get harder
direction is lost
focus gone

and the urge
to share
what needs to be said
just adds up to a larger tab

Susi Bocks has self-published two books – Feeling Human and Every Day I Pause. Currently, she is an Associate Editor at the virtual coffee shop – Fictional Café. You can find her work at IWriteHer.com or follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MyHumanityInWrittenForm/, where she invites you to read her thoughts and get to know her. Bocks had some of her work previously published at Scarlet Leaf Review, VitaBrevis, Spillwords, Literary Yard, as well as other literary magazines.


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1 thought on “I’ve Heard

  1. Alcohol like drugs, sure during the first few uses someone different comes out in terms of an alternate honest or lying self, or confident and quite self.

    Anyways the point is the more one uses whatever the more they become used to being their conscious sober selves throughout the bodies intoxications.

    Like the whole Jesus is the same everyday.

    Just means he maintained his self while intoxicated that way he could use like the rest of them while maintaining enough focus to gather solid data off the intoxicated people around him in the meantime.

    Now it might not be the case for everyone but it seems to be the case for me.

    Long point short, Jesus was a spy.

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