Wondering what gift to give? Give that special someone Hell and High Water

“if not a mess,”

my wife groaned,

as she picked up the empty Tequila bottles

the empty beer cans


the half-smoked joint,


what do you call it?”


have been married

for twenty-five years,”

i said,

lighting the joint,

“and that

my Dear,

is what

i call

a survival


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