A drip of reality

A Quaffer Shot Glass (Pinterest)

Chasing another shot
with a drip of reality
can make complicated conversations
more tolerable
when I console myself.

I don’t fear
confronting another memory.
It’s the sober aftertaste
at how wrong you were for me
that I can’t handle.

This bubbled quaffer,
my whiskey-stained hourglass,
is nothing but time in my hand.