Poetry Reading: hungover. by Rachel Spell

Performed by Hannah Ehman

hungover. by Rachel Spell

her childhood tastes like whiskey
on virgin youthful tongue;
liquid fire scalding her soul
since she was still young.

her past tastes like rum,
like everything she knew
that was painful and scary
was comforting her too.

her love tastes like wine
poured out rich and red,
into a fragile crystal glass,
refills ’til it goes to her head.

her flaws taste like tequila,
every shot a new mistake.
she saturates her heart.
if it drowns, it can’t break.

her dreams taste like gin,
mixed with tonic and desire.
that familiar flavor of longing,
down her throat like fire.

her secrets taste like beer,
a light brew of her choice.
her friends hear nothing off
in the sadness of her voice.

her life tastes like vodka.
in order to mask the burn,
there is sugar on the rim
but bitter truth she will learn.


Author: poetryfest

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