Rationalist: I drink therefore I am
Existentialist: I saw that my life was meaningless so I made a commitment to alcohol
Hedonist: Alcohol can be a problem. I hate it when parties run dry.
Platonic: I am in platonic dialogue with my drinking self
Ascetic: I only drink for religious purposes, As I am devout, I imbibe small amounts from a chalice all year round.
Stoic: I’m only half way down this bottle of Jack Daniels but I’m determined to keep going
Nihilist - Yeah right. I’m heading for an early grave by getting out of my head every night. And what’s it to you.
Relativist. One man’s binger is another man’s occasional drinker.
Fatalist: Drunkenness runs in my family. I’m a fifth-generation alcoholic.
© S. O. Fasrus
S.O. Fasrus: Social Justice Campaigner & Social Research Interviewer. Her verse and poems; some comic; satirical; and serious; can be found online. Recent poems are in New Verse News, Culture Matters, and Poems for Grenfell Tower.