Diminished by Michael Marrotti

This is the part
of the day
where I reach
for empty bottles
of yesterday’s

I’m parched
but incapable
of serving myself
a drink

There is no
quick fix
when your
own body
to concede

I’m dialing
that are out
of service
by thoughts
of depletion
the threat
of today
is now a threat
of tomorrow

What’s a man to do
once he’s lost
a vital connection

It’s a beautiful day
outside in
such a shame
I have no
recollection of
how to enjoy myself
let alone
enjoy the day

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