perfect

sitting here drunk tonight
and
listening to Chopin
as death walks around
behind me
there are excellent memories
of a good day
at the track
and
this bottle has seemed
endless
it’s a good cabernet
sauvignon:   $6.99
and some of it
has spilled on my
undershirt–
I have a little run of
purple
down the left
side.

it rained tonight
and two of my cats
ran outside
anyhow
their tails held
straight up
like
radio antennae.
now
they have come
back in
and they look
at me
as
the Chopin
concerto
finishes
a

great
night.