22 February 2011



we trade our cravings on a
future view that’s alcohol and
sugarless – creating space
for voluntary abstinence

the pact potentially
appeases caring sensitivities
perhaps and thus it seems
hung out to dry too easily

and yet I’d like to see the
fat you claim detracts from
curves voluptuary arranged
upon a drying rack – with

soulful beer I care to sing
excess in tuneless praise tho’
now somewhat distained
to shame conviviality

‘twill be a strange and doleful
place I guess, if a success
which leaves concerns, how
then do we just celebrate?
© 23 November 2010, I. D. Carswell