A Drink With a Drunk – by Nancy P. Davenport

there is something


about drinking with a drunk
you either

chugalug to catch up
and end up          wasted

or you                  slow              down

to be

either way

if a drunk has a drink                   in their hand
this is      what      they
are thinking
about                                            (this                                                        and the next one)

try changing a pickle
back to a cucumber

a mummy back                to life

try changing history

making the sand in
an hourglass                     go up

Nancy Davenport’s poems have appeared in Burning Grape, Bicycle Review, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Lilliput Review, Blue Fifth Review, Poetry Quarterly, and Red Fez. She’s had poems in anthologies, UNDER COVER, SPARRING WITH BEATNIK GHOSTS, and the upcoming feminist anthology, RETURN TO MAGO. Nancy’s chapbook, LA BRIZNA, was published in May, 2014.

One thought on “A Drink With a Drunk – by Nancy P. Davenport

  1. My administration for her poetry grows each time I read her.


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