Ian Sawicki

Delightful Disease In Blank Verse

Ian Sawicki has been writing poetry for over twenty years. He is a Manchester born poet, who has dedicated his life to exploration and composition of poetry. His work reflects the many great influential experiences of his life, the pain, the pleasure combined to create new exciting poetry. If anyon…

A chronic swerve of sweet lies slips towards
the bottle's curves; she's a high percentage
beauty that swings her psychological
profile in eyes that reduce her to drops.
I want to rip her tight head off and drink
from her neck's open, delightful disease,
severity slaps my trembling cheeks,
imagination gasps at the violence.

A wild alcoholic expression darts
from the face as withdrawal symptoms crash
against excessive dreams of consumption,
I impair my social ability,
progressively, and laugh insanity
across delicate organic damage.
Whatever I want I will quickly steal.
Can you spare some change for this man deranged?

Visions of vodka whip wisps of whiskey
into a frenzy of fermentation,
rum and brandy dreams become volatile
while I intoxicate broken language.
Pungent odour rises from cracks in lips,
the hair of the dog barks for attention,
I think of wasted liver and onions
and grin like a fool in morbidity.

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