The brew yards

I open a can
hoping the can
will make a man of me,
8.2% abv
which is strong and
almost a knockout
stout drink,
two of them and
I’ll be twice the men
of the man I am.

Later
dehydrated,
I see the error
but deny the ways,

later
I open a can
to commiserate
or celebrate
with
‘Edna
the inebriate’

© 2019, John Smallshaw.