30 March 2009

If They’re Still Around


contemporary standards
I’m alcoholic

no point challenging
assertions – I like a drink
nothing’s changed much in six decades
though I drink a lot less

it’s said I’m statistically
identifiable by a set
of behaviours dating back
to my teenage years

back when they called me a wowser

somewhere twixt cup
and lip those other laid-back buggers
must be incorrigible pisspots

if they’re still around...
© 11 November 2008, I. D. Carswell