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VRL Thonger

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I'll write a poem every day, might be tiny but it'll be complete.


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I bought Fernet-Branca to remember my mother/ lover of Campari, Jägermeister, Angostura/ F-B best and bitterest of all – one sniff/ brings astringent gentian and licorice/ coffee-tables ashtrays stilettos/ I swig the bottle shudder and swear/ but another swig and I'm prepared/ for this unholy hair of an ugly dog./ An eagle on the label/ offers the bottle above a sea of clouds/ pouring bitter balm over the planet/ while the sky turns orange – / a bitter wake-up call or the day's/ bitter end? I'm getting used to it.

Day 7 Sonnet for an aperitif


I haven't met anyone else who drinks it. Wrong circles, probably.