how true to say

that beer is than women?

i ‘ve to stick to my lecturer’s sticker

lying corner-faced in his ornamental office

which bore that inscription

how true to believe

even the scripture did sanction

an over indulgence on women

not even over

a twinkle eye contact it did not sanction

dream taker

the lure of the senses

let us drink and revel kinsmen

waste and squander

to hold only to relief

the fact that we merried with comrades

bear and women

which is better?

the answer my ivory don gave years ago

though a bit i saddled brainlessly

now am brimful of wiseness

merrying in heaven’s sanctioned moments

sans the lure of the dream taker

as the scripture did posit