As I strolled through a street in Santa Fe, along the fences edge were empty half pint liquor bottles, followed by a few mini's and a couple beers cans. I thought to myself that someone probably just sat there last night on the curb wallowing in whatever sorrow they thought fit to bring them to this drunken trashing. Is there anything that is bad enough to put your body through something like that. We all know it's a vicious circle, this drinking addiction, because that's just what it is. An affliction, just like a drug habit, or any other addiction that kills you. The only difference is that it's legal, available, accepted. And for the most part, if you don't drink you're considered an outcast, like somethings wrong with you. We all have problems, and I guess it all depends on how the individual handles it. But if you are going to drink on someone's property, at least clean up after yourself. We live in such a thoughtful society, don't you think?
Mary Maurice wrote her first poem when she was in the ninth grade, and hasn't stopped writing since. Catching the fire at an early age, she continues to dedicate her time to the craft.