"Me or Them?" by Keith Landrum

people are always 

asking me to go 

 

out to a restaurant or 

to a birthday party or 

to the movies or

to AA

or to a church

or to a jail

or to a hospital

or to the morgue

 

and I can't

figure out

who I should

feel 

sorry

for

"All of It" by Keith Landrum

 

it took 

a couple 

of beers

to remind me 

 

that I could drink

all of them

 

all I wanted

 

it was Friday

and I deserved 

the Saturday

hangover

I was about

to receive 

 

I deserved it

 

all of it