many glasses of merlot

I don’t think I’ve brushed my hair in four days
but I washed it.
I’m wearing a pink pipe-cleaner ring,
with a bead.
It’s not like I’m exactly pencil-thin
but my ribs stick out,
and my pelvic bones.
I like it when you call me, drunk,
and I like being alone,
too,
with empty inboxes,
watching my favorite movies on Netflix,
I might be more drunk than you,
on less wine.
I love it when my hands swirl
in front of my face,
and I know
you are busy,
when its been all day,
so I take pictures of myself in
sweatpants.
This is how I always look!
Deal with it,
people who like my poetry.

Photo on 3-26-13 at 9.25 PM #3

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Photo on 3-26-13 at 9.25 PM #6Photo on 3-17-13 at 12.15 AM #4

134 Comments

  1. I always thought our social customs silly at best. I don’t brush my hair ( though i’m a guy so there’s a lot less to brush. ) – as I see it, it is something unnecessary to my functional existence. At worst I must be forced to rub my hand through my wet hair after a shower so it doesn’t stick up like Ewok ears from Return of the Jedi – god bless the double crown.

    Shouldn’t matter what face you write with or wear. I do some posts in my boxers.

    My ribs show too. People say i’m underweight, but I have informed them to keep their quiet opinions of social acceptability to themselves. I eat enough to keep myself living and increase it on days I workout. No more need be said.

    As for the merlot – i’m sure I should offend you by saying: I found alcohol quite boring, whatever it’s guise. I haven’t had a drop in two years now. ( Not that I ever drank much at all, just not for me.) I don’t need it and it doesn’t deserve me.

  2. I used to wear hair bands as rings! Not a pipe cleaner, though. That’s awesome! And I feel the same way – ‘this is how I look. deal with it.’ I often quote Kate Winslet: “This is me, like it or lump it.” Good on ya!

      1. Well, I’d like too, but I’m afraid I might be the last person in the world who does not have access to a digital camera right now. Even the one on my phone is dead because I’m clumsy ape fingers have dropped it so often.

          1. heh, some of my fondest memories were ‘there’s a wine store let’s grab a bottle i have a Swiss Army Knife and go hang in the park’

            screw off bottle tops need not apply,

  3. I was replying to your “It’s not like I’m exactly pencil-thin

    but my ribs stick out”

  4. and don’t worry, guys like girls with a bit of extra around whatever.

    swizzle sticks are fake and gross

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