Officer’s Lament

“I don’t drink for the taste,
I drink to get some shit off my mind,”
I heard someone say one time,
so I borrowed the lines
to understand these times.

I close my eyes to ease my mind,
pray tonight the dreams will be kind
to the demons that live in my life.

I cling to a family I keep at bay,
and go out on the job for another day…

“I don’t drink for the taste,
I drink to get some shit off my mind,”
I heard someone say one time.