Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Liquor n’ Things by Tanita Cree

Dewdrops on Bud Light and coasters on tables
Glistening beer taps and premium labels
Slinky red dresses that ride up and cling
These are a few of my favorite things
Beautiful makeup and those second glances    
Fully clothed sex that we lie and call dances
Low riding jeans that show off a g-string
These are a few of my favorite things
Fiery flirts who can play all the bases    
Just enough whiskey to forget their faces
A tramp stamp tattoo in the shape of wings
These are a few of my favorite things
When the day dawns
When my life calls
When I’m feeling slammed
I simply remember my favorite things    
And then I don’t feel so damned
Boys in mascara and girls kicking asses
Just the right music that will tame the masses
Curses and insults I’m ready to sling
These are a few of my favorite things
Some vodka for sass and whiskey for courage
Gin if I gave up and think it’s all garbage
Watching drunks do karaoke and sing
These are a few of my favorite things
Warmth in my belly and dancing with strangers
The buzz in my veins that hides all the dangers
Just enough liquor to ignore the stings
These are a few of my favorite things
When the day dawns
When my life calls
When I’m feeling slammed
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so damned




A permanent resident of Canada and citizen of Australia, Tanita travels between the two when finances and pandemics allow. While earning a BA in Creative Writing and Literature from Griffith University in Australia, she also worked as Production Manager to help create the art television series Put Some Colour In Your Life. Her recent poems and pieces have been published via sites such as HerStry and FeminineCollective. When not working, writing, or reading, she spends a disproportionate amount of time overthinking everything and trying to distract herself with friends and sushi.




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