Empty Bottles, Nights, & Days

Light the wick
Crackling spark and boom
No more-
hit the floor-

masochistic ritual bleeder in real time
with no reel time rewind-then die
between the white lines
that crept like vines
when faces in mirrors had downcast eyes…

Eroding borders of this island fade
my moral coastline disipates
Like swirling smoke through hazy shades
In shady pubs we waste the day…

Her black wings matched my mood
To the tune I rescinded my solitude
Inviting to share my witches brew
wrecking the feng shui of my hotel room

Day after lady skin
Smelled of stale smoke and blissful sin
Squinting from sun the drapes let in
I crept quiet, not to return again

Empty bottles, nights, and days
Memories distorted like foggy haze
Laugh, cry, die within the maze
Fuck tomorrow-here’s to today

Empty Bottles, Nights, & Days by 

The only way, I feel, to turn a page in my life and evolve forward is to look back and have some fun with my past. This is a rhyme happy ode to my self destructive 20’s

This is what happens when you know Cheech and Chong movies line for line by 4th grade and read your first Bukowski book in 8th-bound for trouble…


  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 4 years ago

    Very expressive, emotional with that fine written dark edge. Very good.

  • Thank you Miss Lisa! Much love, Steve

    – Steve Voorhees

  • Skypilot
    Skypilotover 4 years ago

    aaaaw yeah! exellent love that last line…while your at it put yeaterday on the next bus outa’ town
    Today in fashion my man, you’re wearing it with style!

  • Thanks man-It’s the now where inspiration really stems from for me. Yesterday is in the rearview my friend…we just laugh as it gets smaller behind us. Thanks for riding shotgun brother

    – Steve Voorhees

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    Wow Steve….I love the flow of this, and its so darkly expressed with an edgy power.
    Oh and cheech and chong kicked ass lol

  • Steve Voorhees
    Steve Voorheesover 4 years ago

    “My Momma sock it to me. Tryin to tell me how to live. DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH DAH” = D

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 4 years ago

    I am riding with you bro..doing the damn thing to the end..one love.

  • Gotta have a wingman if you’re doin it right!!

    – Steve Voorhees

  • missyjennyb
    missyjennybover 4 years ago

    Ah… I knew I saw shades of Bukowski in your writing, still trying to figure out the cheech and chong lines though, lol, love your style, beat poetry is awesome. :)

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