My One Siren Ship

i once had me

a kamikaze heart 

since then 
it’s been 
that i cruelly drown
like unwanted kittens

that i pretend never to dream
of missing days i imbibe
yet lose
like anonymous letters in the mail

that escape the law
of my intoxicated memory 

i measure by the weight
of empty bottles in my trash can

but the trick 
is not to drink too much
so the world never knows
now the wars lost
how i swallow 
the wrecked jagged pieces
of my retrieved sacrificed heart 
with every breath 
i inebriate
to forget my one Siren ship

© bg 2012


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