Monday, March 22, 2021

Walk-Crawl-Wasted

creep exciting bender building

plan ride vision drink night take-off

alone home load up six pack ale

bubbly bottle wine from cask

public transport heading city

down-town music hipster pub

beer pints plenty five six seven

pipes outside stoners blazing

drink chat ramble eight ball play darts

move rock fast be art crew locals

outside gabble venue closing

night-club stumble try look sober

spirits first more beers cold bottles

floating wasted dance-floor crazy

dark corner kissing mumble stranger

conversation intimate new best mate

leaving club mindless wobble

dawn sky rhythm laugh fall blunder

after party alien hook-up

smoke cigarettes pot-fuelled sex the follow

bright light home time walk-crawl-wasted

checking pockets phone still there

unconscious sleep hot dehydrated

wake up put together my night out big


Stephen House is an award winning Australian playwright, poet and actor. He’s won two Awgie Awards (Australian Writer’s Guild) , Adelaide Fringe Award, Rhonda Jancovich Poetry Award for Social Justice, Goolwa Poetry Cup, Feast Short Story Prize and more. He’s been shortlisted for Lane Cove Literary Award, Overland’s Fair Australia Fiction Prize, Patrick White Playwright and Queensland Premier Drama Awards, Greenroom best actor Award and more. He’s received Australia Council literature residencies to Ireland and Canada, and an India Asialink. His chapbook “real and unreal” was published by ICOE Press Australia. He is published often and performs his work widely.