nth Week in Rehab

22 Dec

i’ll tell you this.
the last time i burned rock in the glass dick
they found me in a santa suit walking up and down Military Trail
throwing bags of shit at cars and reciting Kierkegaard outloud.
i woke up in the drunk tank
in hallandale beach florida
next to a cuban tranny
who was urinating in my hair entertaining the other men.
over here
the addiction you have
is replaced with the addiction to God.
The Twelve Steps.
a higher power.
i don’t know what’s worse
living in the suburbs paying bills and clocking in and out of a state job
mowing your lawn every friday
taking the kids and wife to the mall
snapping family portraits and sending them to grandma
or putting in a 12-hour shift on the kill floor of an abattoir
taking hits of whiskey during breaks
or smoking meth at happy hour.

(“oh how men suffer for children.”)

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3 Responses to “nth Week in Rehab”

  1. anna Antic 24/12/2009 at 6:40 PM #

    Hey, quit stealing my journal and passing my stuff off as your own.

  2. Matt debenedic 29/12/2009 at 8:53 AM #

    I love this series.

  3. Geoff 04/01/2010 at 8:38 AM #

    This one really resonates, Alex.

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