Christopher’s Poems

A photo of Prescott National Forest, Mingus Mountain, Arizona, USA. 2017

A photo of Prescott National Forest, Mingus Mountain, Arizona, USA. 2017

Christopher writes poetry on addiction/recovery, mindfulness and liberal sentiment. Permission to use quotations from this page is granted, subject to appropriate credit being given to the author and the full title of the poem, and christopherdines.com as the source. © Copyright 2017. Christopher Dines

 

This moment 

Afford me this moment,

bare yourself unreservedly

in flesh and spirit,

heart and mind.

 

Greed in chains

Halt greed

sorrow has befallen,

for you act blindly.

You lust for power

praying your land will stand,

but dust shall ensue

and worms will rejoice.

 

Her Delirium Tremens

Stripped of dignity she roams between the fog,

such brow beating domination,

alcoholism has her in its grips.

She curses her tolerance to liquid spirits, yearning for oblivion.

Still determined to recapture days gone by of merry drinking,

but poison she gets,

hallucinating, shaking, sweating, screaming, regurgitating death.

Her liver is tired,

and she feels it’s too late.

So she weeps some more

and drinks some more,

and collapses on the floor.