Ode to Hangover

This week’s poem on Slate, by Dean Young

Ode to Hangover

Hangover, you drive me into the yard
to dig holes as a way of working through you
as one might work through a sorry childhood
by riding the forbidden amusement park rides
as a grown-up until puking. Alas, I feel like
something spit out by a duck, a duck
other ducks are ashamed of when I only
tried to protect myself by projecting myself
on hilarity’s big screen at the party
where one nitwit reminisced about the 39ยข
a pound chicken of his youth and another said,
Don’t go to Italy in June, no one goes to Italy in June. […]

Read the rest of the poem here.

(thanks Bob)

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