What a foolish man
I am
To think that I can beat
A drink that brings
Such pleasure
Whether taken
Mixed or neat

Again today
I faced this
And yet
This day’s not done
I have no option
But to face it
For there is
No place to run

It is with me
In my waking
It follows me to sleep
It pounces on
My weakness
Claws me till I weep

It matters not
If I’m alone
In day
Or dark of night
For the lure is
Always with me
Tempting me to bite

What a foolish man I am
Yet this is where I stand
One day and
Then one day more
To tame the demon
That would have me
As it’s whore