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.

Published by Susan McElhaney

I love my kids, NYC, writing, photography, movies, baseball and cream cheese. I am a mom and a wife. I have a bachelors degree in English and Journalism and a masters degree in School Counseling. For over 20 years, I have served as the Communications and Marketing Director at a trade school. I love travelling, and dreaming.

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