Stillness at a bar in the middle of a busy hotel lobby

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Stillness at a bar in the middle of a busy hotel lobby

Belief in one God is still heavy. –Amichai
Faith’s long half life sits in the mind like ice in a drink
At this bar. Slowly diminishing and diluting

What it was meant to enhance. The sun glares
Through a glass of wine like it is upset about wine

In particular. Was God ever happy with wine?
There are few things that lay on a marble bar-top worse

Than dust though the guy from Pennsylvania is
Coming close, leaning into his third whiskey.

Ages of dying and thoughts about dying
Have led to this unpolished drinker,

His eyes marbled with the present.

3 thoughts on “Stillness at a bar in the middle of a busy hotel lobby

  1. Jazz Jaeschke

    You have witnessed and shared a state most of us experience … some with greater frequency, sadly … and not necessarily alcohol induced. To recognize the humanness reflected in another’s hopelessness – that’s a gift. Thank you.

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