was sighing

every few minutes

checking electrical appliances

bent over in the basement

& I wasn’t sure if it was his life

had brought him to this

he was depressed

mebbe some existential crises

I knew nothing of

wife husband significant other

leaving for good ill dying


constipation? indigestion?

so I gently asked

was he ok?

was sighing a lot

yeah he said

I need a drink

it’s been coming on ten years now

twelve stepping

& I think I’m owed

a tear up

but I know to have one

will kill me

it’s a hard choice to make

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