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Dealing From The Bottom

Dealing From the Bottom

written by: Steve Green



I met the anti Christ
in a dream state
or maybe
twas just a premonition

So hard to tell these days


the devil in my head
inquired if I wanted
to play for his team
since I have quite
the impressive sin resume

(his words, not mine)

I take no pride in my debauchery
but I won’t run from it either


Terms of the infernal contract
were laid out on a cluttered table

My eternal soul
for a case of beer

Back and forth we negotiate
(since that’s what con men do)

I propose a bag of corn chips
as a throw in addition
(cause they go so heavenly with brew)

Louie reminded me of my
low salt diet restrictions
and counters with
a personalized brass mug

You see…

I’ve always struggled
with loose temptation
(being the undisputed master
of absolution rationalization)
but this time my conscience declined
the deal of a lifetime

Going to hold out
for the angels
of my better nature
to make me
a counter offer
and bargain hard for my eternal salvation

Steve Green

Steve Green

Former interactive human being.
Now just watching the wheels go round and round while trying not to repeat my mistakes.
I have all new ones.
Steve Green

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