"This is what it takes."

I like it better when you're
piss-drunk and shit-faced
when your bottle breaks
and glass shimmers like
tinsel, pieces kindling
the northern lights across
my star strafed ceiling
your words are loaded and laced
spiked, honest for the first time in days
well this is what it takes
I'm blue in the face bracing
myself for the truth
it's a hard drink and truth:
it hurts