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… awake now
in the morning after burst
where memory
not so clear
fragmented mirth
where laughter
dancing with gaiety
with punctuated brevity
and words
of the night
like bourbon poetry…

… awake now
with new day stare
where rain
not so soft
stupefied air
where puddles
with legitimate claim
befuddled brain
and droplets
of the moment
like a speeding train…

… awake now
with fuzzy morning thoughts
where sunlight
not so gentle
intoxicated jaunts
where colors
all so bright
a sensitive sight
and sounds
of the day
like a blackbird’s bite.

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after a weekend of merriment celebrating a neighbour’s 18th birthday on Saturday and attending the Melbourne writer’s group on Sunday my Monday morning was quite ordinary.


  • Tom Krantz
    Tom Krantzover 2 years ago

    sounds like my red wine mornings. Beautifully played words, to be expected, especially love the “bourbon poetry.” I hope you’ve shaken it all off my now mate. all the best

  • Ooooh… red wine hangovers not the best… to be avoided. It was a big weekend, mate and I’m over the worse of it. Many thanks Tom. Great to see you.

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellover 2 years ago

    Oh Cos Darling, your Monday might be a little ordinary but your ink is not….I am feeling better as the day goes on…a big lunch and lots of water has done the trick. Oh and let us not talk of those pancakes ever again ;) xxx

  • Hehe… as long as you enjoyed them, Lisa… oh, that’s right, you probably don’t remember having them… lol. You are a delight. Good to read that you are feeling better. I’m feeling a little sensitive but nothing I can’t handle. Good fun day… must do it again, minus two glasses of rum… love ya. Hope your relocation went smoothly… don’t envy you. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • George Yesthal
    George Yesthalover 2 years ago

    Lord knows, been there and done that.
    nice one, Coz.

  • Been there a few times myself a mighty long time ago, George… I’ve been good ’till that weekend… kinda crept up on me… be a long while before I let the drink get the better of me. It takes twice the time to get over the good times these days… thanks, mate.

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 2 years ago

    such words to strike terror into the mind of one who suffered so badly with hangovers as a teenager she never drank again….lol! Still, you had a good weekend, by the sound of it!

  • It was a great weekend, Mel, but a shitful Monday… those teen years are long gone for this old dog. Thanks. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 2 years ago

    Getting high on the new day…and bourbon poetry….oh yeah!
    A treat Cos

    Sandra xo

  • It’s a treat while it’s happening, Sandra, but that soon wears off the next morning… it’s always that last drink that tips one over the edge. I haven’t had a hangover for 20+ years. It was a fun weekend… one I would like to repeat without too much bourbon, rum, and wine. Many thanks. xoxo

    – Cosimo Piro

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Rover 2 years ago

    Aww, poor thing. I would have loved to have heard your poetry in the state of bourbon. Hope the aftermath wears off quickly.

  • MaryMac
    MaryMacover 2 years ago

    fun poetry memories…the eating and talking after the fun fun usually is the BEST for me
    peace love and light always, Cos

  • linaji
    linajiover 2 years ago

    what an incredible time you had with all those lush minds and hearts…. whenever reading about your meet ups I admit I get a bit green for nothing like this have I ever experienced! brost/toast to you one lovely man and poet. xox

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    the best kind of hangover I’d say……beautiful:)

  • Redviolin
    Redviolinover 2 years ago

    Awwww poor Cos…so sorry to hear it….but what an outstanding poem resulted

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