Drinks of the Everyday Has-Been

Heydays of hockey and music before I quit drinking in 1995…Rick Mabrey.

He looks in the mirror and stares at a stranger.

The guy he saw yesterday was more of a man.

Then he thinks of the many once chanting his name fondly.

What would they say if they saw him this way?

He puts on joint braces in player-like fashion

as something comes into a now booze-soaked mind.

Unsteadily walks, wishing for the old days,

and all of the fans who watched him back then.

Such are the memories of the everyday has-been

you see all the time bellying up to the bar.

The everyday has-been who gave up the good life for drinks.

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