I Do Not Drink by Rakind Kaur at Spillwords.com

I Do Not Drink

I Do Not Drink

written by: Rakind Kaur



if one ever wanted
to see me inebriated
despite the fact
I would never drink
drugs are not
what one would need
just hand me a
rustic old book
or sprinkle some water
on dry land
let me be lost
in a meadow somewhere
or sing on a swing
in a garden green
let me listen to kirtan
or the simple silence
nothing more is needed
nothing more is required
even just a child’s laugh
would do me in
for there are far better intoxications
than a mere drink.



I live in LA and am an artist so being asked why I don’t drink used to be a very common thing, so I’d decided to write a poem about it.

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