AprPAD: Day 19, Strung Out on a Guitar

STRUNG OUT ON A GUITAR

Mama thought everything changed
after he was hit by lightning. He swore
off the weed, dismantled the still,
turned away his fleshy needs,
and steeled his will. Now he wiggles
his fingers and flexes his arms,
and drapes himself around the neck
of this favourite guitar – Daddy’s
entangled and strung out in love
with its song. But he says a vice
by any other name is still
just a vice, but he reckons there’s
no harm in being drunk on a song.
.
.

Written for Miz Quickly’s Prompt Day: 19 “Wish you were here”

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