A few years back.
You can still remember what you wore that day because it’s the only time you’ve ever put on those
hot pink short shorts that sit
discarded in your drawer today.
It was warm and early morning,
walking with your best friend,
she is pregnant now,
but back then the only thing she was full of
was cigarette smoke and smiles.
You carry a 375ml Jack Daniels in your hand.
The bottle is beautiful, classy,
and the whisky tastes like
At your friends you abandon the whisky and take shots of what
It’s pink and sweet and your so wavy because wow
Tequila Rose doesn’t taste like
You drink and smoke and watch the fish tank,
you pet the kittens and lean against her broken couch.
Her abusive, tattoo artist boyfriend comes in later, at this point you don’t know that he’s abusive,
only that he sometimes gets angry and Veronica
is losing weight.
That day though, he is nice and he buys you all breakfast,
it is sunny and warm and Veronica
You listen to Mackelmore talk about people dying because of drugs,
you hit a popper
and take a shot,
and after that the whisky does not taste like