Bender

Corkscrews in the jugular
and wine sat there in front
of you,
cheese and pickle on the sofa
so far and it’s so good.

But then the morning comes
to frisk you
and empty glasses all around you
when they find the blood
it won’t look good for you.

Make excuses
leave the party,
if you must then leave
without me
I’ll see you across
the other side
tomorrow.

© 2018, John Smallshaw.