There’s a moth in my beer

There’s a moth in my beer
Last night it’d brought me some cheer.
But now the empties, they lay by the chair.
I saw him as I was sitting there.

He’d had a hard night
Banging his head upon a light.
Half unconscious upon the floor
I presume he’d made his way though the gap beneath the door.

I little drink to sooth his pain
He found my stubbies ’n that was his gain.
He entered the first, to get to the dregs
To quench his thirst, they must have looked like six large kegs.

The little fellow, he looked sore ‘n sorry
His eyes a little cross eyed, now there’s a worry.
No matter how he tried he couldn’t walk straight.
Was this the end, he was in a state.

A little bit of rehab, I thought to myself
would do him some good, I grabbed a jar down from the shelf.
It’s for your own good, I told that creature of chance.
I gave him some orange juice ’n water, and one last glance.

Placed the jar in the garden, for him to get some fresh air
When his sober enough, he’ll escape this lair.
He’ll be back flying if all goes swell.
‘n where he goes no body will tell.

I cleaned up my mess from the night before.
Did all the dishes and mopped the floor.
My lesson learnt, that is hard to beat.
you don’t have to hit your head on a light bulb to feel the heat.

I thought oft’ of my friend on the garden floor
I won’t turn the outside light on tonight for sure.
His head must be aching, for sure mine’s a little sore.
I hid all the empties so he couldn’t get more.

Latter that evening I caught a glance.
of a moth by my window, I’m sure it was him.
Those shaky wings and those pleading eyes, please let me in.
I want another drink, to help me through the night.
I opened the window an’ said you’ll be alright.

There’s a moth in my beer

Peter Shanahan

Boronia, Australia

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We’re all like the moth, we like bright lights.
And we can’t get enough of a good thing.

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