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Like The Vermouth in The Back of The Cabinet

Like The Vermouth in The Back of The Cabinet

written by: George Gad Economou


like the vermouth in the back of the cabinet,
no one wants to touch it bar a few brave brazen souls;

your lips forbidden fruit, they all dance around tequila and vodka,

the safe options. vermouth remains untouched, sans when wet martinis
are required.

down by the far end island of the dive, all alone,
just like that lonesome bottle in the corner of the middle shelf.

all around wild dances with the same old partners; Jim and Jack,
and Jose and the great Captain.

it’s alright, the vermouth (and you) say silently; one day, one fine day,

the burning soul shall walk into the goddamn dive. someone will
saunter in, go straight for what no one approaches.

it’s always the vermouth’s great hope—where’s the soul that’ll sink it
down like there’s no tomorrow and not just because there’re no
other bottles available?

George Gad Economou

George Gad Economou

George Gad Economou holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy of Science and resides in Athens, Greece, doing freelance work whenever he can while searching for a new place to go. His novella, Letters to S., was published in Storylandia Issue 30 and his short stories and poems have appeared in literary magazines, such as Adelaide Literary Magazine, The Chamber Magazine, The Edge of Humanity Magazine, and Modern Drunkard Magazine. His first poetry collection, Bourbon Bottles and Broken Beds, has been published by Adelaide Books.
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