Written by George Gad Economou


crepuscular night, the blinds were down, the lights

were off; no music, no laughter, no talking.

just some heavy breathing. the blue foldout

couch, still young and almost pristine, creaked

under our weight, her sobbing

reverberated within the

four deaf walls. the flickering

of a lighter deafening in the

graveyard surroundings. the metal

spoon heated up, the first crackling

of the chunk, first thin sheaths

of blue

vapor penetrated

the nostrils. it was all

over; just came

home from

the clinic—simple operation,

her face was

pallid, her eyes lifeless.


we couldn’t look

at each other: just a few

days ago, we drank bars

dry, hassled pool, outdrank

bikers and cheated our way

into big poker pots in

underground joints.


life does change in a flash, it’s why

it’s become so trite in movies;


there’s nothing you can do to prevent it, let

alone predict it. one simple test sufficed to

end all our carousing; our wild ride that

was meant to be

forever ended prematurely.


drawing in the liquid magic that

erases every problem; flicking the

fingers on the dripping

needle. for a brief

last moment, I

saw the glow I’d come to adore

return to her refulgent green eyes.


she found a way to

drown the pain; permanently.

I tried next, but couldn’t

escape the sorrows.

whiskey only removed her

temporarily from my memories;

now, every triple shot of well tequila

is dedicated to

her, to that night from so long

ago, to the moment

a nightingale fell silent without

the world giving a damn.


Text © George Gad Economou




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