Fall Apart

Fall Apart

[NYC Journal – Politics Page]

On Saturday, September 5, 2020, a political writer fell apart.
The collapse is documented below:

Love & Empire
(why lie?)

On Slipping into alcholism

The hurt you cannot beat
(why pretend?)

come on
(come on)

A really good gin drink
(well, it is)

Why addicts never get anything done

I want to take you (on a trip)
(why lie?)

The Politics of Romantic Love

i wish (we’d stayed friends)

eternal sonnet
(why lie?)

And now?
Sunday, September 6, 2020
A man wakes up.
He tells himself he wants to change.
Is he telling himself the truth?
A person never tells themselves anything exact as the truth; but let’s assume he on the whole basically means it.
Now what?
He can take a vow not to drink until the election is over.
Oh, but he already did that.
How does one keep one’s vows?

Dear God,

Please help us to stop wasting time.
Please help us to listen to kindness.
Please help us to find your Light, to find you.
Please help us to do an OK job of being people.
Help us to be aware, clear, honest, accurate, competent, kind, open-hearted and -minded. Help us to be generous, joyfully present, joyfully sharing, joyful. Help us to help one another. Help us to see things how they really are. Help us to understand that and in what sense it is True to say we are all in this together. Help us to hear your voice, and follow your gentle way. Help us to help one another.

Sometimes you have to pour half a bottle of gin down the drain at two in the morning.
You have watch $15 glug glug into the basin and down the sink and nod in grateful acceptance.
You have to admit that you cannot at the present time keep alcohol on your person and expect things to go well.
You have to accept that that is your current situation and go from there.

Authors: The Various
Editors: The Usual
Copyright: The AMW

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