Mi Piedra Sepulchral
I do not write for financial gain.
I write because my poetry
may produce more than a tombstone fame.
Rather than a "b" and "d",
"I'm full-blooded," he did declare.
Echoes began reverberating around me,
"I'm Irish", "I'm Italian", "I'm Polish", "I'm Swedish".
With hesitancy, I blurted, "I'm mongrel".
Alcohol makes the World go away.
The world of unkind words, heartache and desperation.
Beware of its boozy haze or hallucinations.
Never let it take the Moon away,
I close my eyes but I do not sleep.
I close my eyes to concentrate on thoughts I keep.
I might be fantasizing.
I might be rhyming.