Were Alcohol To Be Available Only With Prescriptions…

Were alcohol to be available
only with prescriptions,
imagine what would happen
to the alone & the broken hearted?

Each moment of loneliness
and every second of pain,
would have to be accounted for,
and measured in units of spirits.

Doctors would super specialize,
in solitude and despair,
and my poems would get published
in prestigious journals of medicine.

Companies would spend billions
in finding a cure for both,
and one would be paid insurance
if one’s heart broke into two.

Pharma reps would be awaited
but only for their free samples,
and even doctors would then
try out their own medicines.

Tequila shots would be
standard treatment for depression,
and ICU would be defined as
‘Intensive Care Units’

Were alcohol to be available
only with prescriptions,
we would drink to our own health,
and I’d be a star patient in every bar.

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Saurin Desai

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Saurin Desai’s first love led to a roaring affair that's ongoing now since nearly 30 years. At the innocent age of 8 he met a comic book that whacked him on the head (pun intended) and he fell heels-over-head, literally (pun not intended). But being commitment-phobic, he had a couple of dalliances: with engineering, jobs & businesses, before succumbing to the seduction of the writer's life and giving up everything to become lazier than he ever was. Through all of this he continued to rendezvous with poetry. And after one very, very, long pregnant pause, the poems that had owned him all these years recently agreed to stop possessing him and start haunting the world. And, here we are..."Solitude and Other Obsessions"
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