I drink it when I'm happy and when I'm sad. Sometimes, I drink it when I'm alone. When I have company I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I'm not hungry and drink it if I am; Otherwise I never touch it - unless I'm thirsty.
I found the fountain of youth. It tastes like vodka.
"After the first glass of vodka
you can accept just about anything
of life even your own mysteriousness.
You think it is nice that a box
of matches is purple and brown and is called La Petite and comes from Sweden."
It's 2am and I took seventeen shot of vodka just trying to forget your name but the only name I forgot was mine and drunk or sober you're the only thing on my mind.
Once in a very blue moon, John Tallow imagined his younger self standing down the timeline of his present life, bare toes curling in teenage beach sand, looking ahead to today and watching his future life collapse in on itself like a dying star. His future life becoming small and dark and dense, its gravity apparently grim and inescapable.
Once in a very blue moon, John Tallow spent some cash on a bottle of vodka and drank it at home within an hour.