How To Laugh and Be Happy When Not Drinking

by Jerry Ratch


That is the question,

not to be or not to be


Life, death, whether to be,

all that is superfluous

in the face of laughter

and how to achieve it

under extraordinary circumstances

like not drinking anymore


I'm afraid not all the alcoholics

are completely anonymous


and I remember them saying

when the economy went south

they were sleeping in their Porsches


Well, those must have been the

good times, because now

no Porsches, no porches,

no patch of weed even


Just how far south

do you have to go nowadays?

I'm not looking for any

penguins for my soup


I heard there was a run

on chow fun

because the ex-alcoholics

will try anything for a laugh