Decisions, Decisions

By Scott Wozniak

 

Quit drinking

at 38,

diagnosed

with cirrhosis

of the liver

at 40.

 

The fates

have

a funny way

of ensuring

you know

the cost.

 

Keep the drink

out of reach,

or die;

you’d think

it’d be

an easy choice.

 

But, destruction

is always

enticing,

no matter

the price.

 

Scott Wozniak is a poet/chaos enthusiast living in Oregon. His works are widely published, both online and in print. He has three books, Crumbling Utopian Pipedream (Moran Press), Killing Our Saints (Svensk Apache Press), and Ash On Your Face like Warpaint (Analog Submission Press). His fourth book, Shooting Gallery Vultures, will be published this spring by Moran Press.

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