Seven Days of Sobriety – Eduard Dantes

These past few days of sobriety

Have been quite all right.

Better than others in fact.


But I can feel the thoughts building,

They are growing louder and louder in my head;


They grow slowly, but surely.

They build up faster than I can write

And I fear that soon, my brain will be packed.

And all this watching, reading and thinking

Is making it impossible to go to bed.


These thoughts will cost me dearly,

For they soon have to be quiet

And there is only one poison that can detract

From these loud thoughts I keep hearing

These thoughts that threaten to crack my head and leave me dead.


Yes, these past few days of sobriety

Have been quite all right,

Better than most, in fact…


his name rhymes with ‘mince’. He’s rarely without a notebook and can usually be found next to the closest bottle of red wine. Previously a writer for The Roehampton Lane Journal.

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