Daily Archives: November 9, 2014

The Kick We Last Used In The Womb

Originally posted 2/10/2012.

The whisky drinker says,
“I suck the tongue of truth
in every glass.”

The wine expert says,
“This sweet burning
puts my eye on Heaven.”

The pothead at silent devotion
sits on his hands while praying,
grinning at the answers.

Whatever we stone ourselves with
revives in us the kick
we last used in the womb.

We smoke or sip as deliberately
as we would swing a leg,

trusting in that illusion

that in here, we’re utterly safe
even as we fight toward 
what might be out there,

certain that
although we have never seen it,
it’s what we are meant for.