3 Days Drunk In A Dark Motel Room by Doug Draime


3 Days Drunk In A Dark Motel Room

the filthy & thick brown curtains are closed

the tick of glowing & very broken travel clock
on a black night stand

ancient hands
fumble in the sheets

midnight or possibly



a persisted knocking on the door

“Are you OK?”

i don’t know how long has it been?

what day & time is it?

“Can I come in?”

write your name on a piece of paper

& push it under the door

the gentle voices always come inside &

bite me on the ass

i wanna make sure it’s you

Doug Draime
Doug Draime

Doug Draime’s

latest book is More Than The Alley, a full-length poetry collection from Interior Noise Press. Also available are four chapbooks: Los Angeles Terminal: Poems 1971-1980 (Covert Press), In The Back of Madam Wong’s (Tree Killer Inc), Rock ’ n Roll Jizz (Propaganda Press), and an online chap, Speed of Light (Right Hand Pointing). A poet, short story writer, and playwright, Draime emerged as a presence in the literary ‘underground’ in Los Angeles in the late 1960’s. Awarded PEN grants in 1987, 1991, and 1992. During the last few years he has been nominated for several Pushcart Prizes. Forthcoming, a career spanning collection from Pedestrian Press, called Farrago Soup.

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