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Vodka Bottle

I used to enjoy alcohol.

It made dull people interesting.

I found humour in everything

Then alcohol put its hands around my  neck.

I could not live without it.

When I did try to live without alcohol

I would tremble and sweat.

Mind racing.

I would convulse and end up in hospital.

Rehab was easy.

I wanted to be there at the time.

Rehab worked for eight months

Then it didn’t.

I was back to square one.

Gaunt, trembling, unkempt, unreliable.

There was no cure.

I did not drink alcohol today.

I do not intend to drink alcohol tomorrow.

I do not think about tomorrow.