Friday, December 3, 2010

The Reassured

I had a few hard drinks at the One Lucky and blended into nothingness. My bar stool gave out from under me, and here's what I remember: dead black eyes and the voice of Zigman Zibanski.

"Tortelli, Tortelli! Ya wake up." he cried in his old world accent.

A rush of ice water fell onto my face. Zigman lifted me up and placed the bar stool under me. The bartender, 'Beer Mugs' Moran poured a cup of black coffee. Otherwise he left us alone.

I knew I drank too much, which was unusual for me. I felt bad for Zigman who had a prediliction for worry and chasing after woman who wanted nothing to do with him. He drank himself too often into a regretful depression.

"Ya, drink too much, Tortelli," he said. "You no want to end up like me."

I stated with a slurred speech that wouldn't happen. This was just one of those nights. My head would hurt tomorrow, maybe for a few days, which would be reason enough not to turn me into a drunk. I'd be better off mostly posting blogs, I told him. This reassured Zigman. Which suited me just fine.

12 comments:

Juice Box said...

Vivid. I really like your dialogue here. For some reason I imagine Zigman with a Jamacain accent.

Fisheye Lens said...

bar stools giving out -- I hate when that happens

Jingle Poetry said...

lovely imagery.
keep up the excellence.

Jingle Poetry said...

Glad to Land at your fantastic poetry land today,
How are you?

Love your poetry talent, Please join us at Jingle Poetry Monday potluck today,
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xxx

Jingle said...

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xxx

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link a poem to our potluck tomorrow, give us the cheers to continue...

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