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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Voice In My Head

by Damion Hamilton
I didn’t understand what the drinking meant
Until I read Dan Fante’s 86’d
When I drink I never thought about the voice in my head
I thought that the booze just calmed the nerves and the body
I didn’t realize it quieted the voices in my head
The dozens of voices
The voices are self deprecating, analytical, silly and highly
Self conscious
When you listen to those voices long enough, you will
Probably never leave the house
I’ll take the stiff drink, and then suddenly
The dozens of voices are gone
And there is only one voice in my mind
And hopefully that will be
A kind one

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