The whiskey and the beer song…

The whiskey and the beer song.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
"Easy to hide in the wrong things."  

                        The whiskey and the beer song…

A whiskey and a beer was the song we sang to each other.

We found each other hiding in a corner in a  dark Austin tavern. We fell together.

Not to celebrate life but to celebrate death.

She told me. “I was a beauty once and many desire my attention.”

I kissed her whiskey soaked lips. Told her. ” Beauty is one more bloody thing to blind us from the truth.

Now we are ugly with disappointment. It don’t matter, beauty isn’t what we need now.”

I ordered a pint of good English lager and a double shot of Jack Daniels.

We sat together daily. Two strangers with no place to go. Somehow misery bring two angry people together.

Somehow we become one for a time. Trying to rebirth the desire for flesh and the mind.

Even the flesh become less needy with no hope and dreams. I wrapped my arms around her in the late nights.

Trying to give comfort to someone fighting dead memories, old ghosts and old pain.

I awoke up early in the morning and I released her and I made some morning coffee.

I poured the coffee into my cup. I added some Johnny Walker to give the coffee strength and taste.

She awake. Her tire eyes looking at me needing a kind voice and coffee.

I poured her a cup of coffee and added some whiskey. I told her. “We will be alright.”