This is an older poem with brand spanking new title…

There was this once
before the writing dried up
and I became wet with beer piss.
Once when the words showed up unannounced,
dressed to kill the boredom between benders.
They were holidays,
stifling yawns on Monday at the office.
Words came like young boys
in the hands of young girls.
Came like children on sleds in snowfall.
Came like answers to prayer flags,
to prayers on the lips of the old woman
as the priest leans in with oil,
the scent of almond on his breath
and an answer to the question she wants to ask.