Anum Tayyab"One Drink"Poem by Anum TayyabPhotos by Imaan Khan
You were in need of a comforting soul,
not the liquor cabinet.
Was your mind at ease
With a sip of whiskey?
You never told me how you felt
You just chugged vodka off from the shelf
Did the intoxication of toxic
Make things clear?
You promised me,
I woke up that morning
And there you were
A bloody face that read “I couldn’t take it anymore”
Did you ever think Dad
That there was someone who loved you?
Because drip drip the alcohol went
Down your throat and to your heart
Taking away your life
Just like promised