The Shopping List

(American friends, in England getting pissed means getting drunk.)

Salad veg and toilet rolls
Are on my shopping list,
But I never write the things I need
To buy to get me pissed.

Getting pissed's essential
To keeping me alive,
It circumvents the crap stuff
And helps my soul to thrive.

So I sneak down to the booze aisle
With shopping list in hand,
Grab wine as if at random
Just like it wasn't planned.

But anyone observing
Week after dreary week,
Would very quickly work out
What wine I choose to seek.

I'm partial to a Merlot,
I love a Pinot Noir,
And I've become an expert
At knowing where they are.

Salad veg and toilet rolls
Are on my shopping list
But they're the ones that I forget
When intent on getting pissed!

Lynne Joyce 31.07.2017