How do you sleep?
Restful & alone
or self conscious without another warm body
to help absorb the chill of the night.
Will you see,
that no matter how deep your devotion
how tender your infatuation
and how complete your compromise,
you still wake up with morning breath
& all those candid admissions
that Sailor Jerry forced from your lips the night before.
There will come a time
in those shallow fermented slumbers,
when you will awaken
in a brief a instant
and consider yourself,
before you were well preened
well trained and attached.
When you rolled out of bed
drunk on the days possibilities
and what trouble you could find.