Lemon Gin – Last Night’s Sin

The poet spoke in an empty room
His yellow tie swirled around his glass of lemon gin
The cigarette smoke was thick enough to float on
And the walls echoed with last night’s sin

The bar an alter with every kind of spirit
Vodka and gin, tequila and rum, whisky and wine
It is said that you can see the demon of each alcohol
When you are drunk and completely out of your mind

With heavy eyes the poet sank into his arm chair
Each rising bubble in his glass a reflection of memory
For lemon gin has a subtle way of working its vice
Fermenting an endless reverie

Just as the last sparkle of gin broke into the foul air
The poet cried out his last breath with utter gloom
Why my darling love have you forsaken me!?
Swirling into a pit-less doom

The sound bounced off every wall within the empty room
Only those who are drunk with spirits can truly hear it
Then the poet collapsed into the ground without a sound
No one dared to say a word about it.


Click on the image above to watch the artist bring soul into his creation.

About Philosopher Muse

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.
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7 Responses to Lemon Gin – Last Night’s Sin

  1. Brilliant work – really really like this 🙂

  2. Aquileana says:

    “Only those who are drunk with spirits can truly hear it”: That was a great verse, dear Jason…
    Excellent poem… the atmosphere imbibed with alcohol … and such intense feelings… is so well pictured, and the reading stands out: you have a wonderful voice, as I have already told you!. Sending love & best wishes, always ❤ 🙂

    • Thank you Amalia! Your insight and perspective is a joy to read and ponder. For me, writing poetry is an inspired drunkenness of sorts, it’s an opportunity to break the rules of culture/language so as to plunge deeper into the ineffable. So when others observe the end product from a place of sobriety, it’s as though the literature takes on a new meaning altogether.

  3. I agree with the Left Hand 🙂 Jason, great work your video brings it to life !

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