Pickled by Alan Catlin

He looked as if
he’d been canned
and preserved
in a jar
and forgotten about
in some dark
cellar for so long
his skin had turned
as yellow as
the beer he
was trying
to get his
terminally
shaking
hands to hold
long enough
for him to take
that one long
last drink

Alan Catlin
Alan Catlin is the poetry editor of misfitmagazine.net. His latest books of poetry are American Odyssey from Future Cycle and Last Man Standing from Lummox Press
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s