Another Vague Recollection of the Days

Photograph by Maggie Padua
Sometime in the 70s
when I was old enough
to drink or at least
bold enough to
get away with it
I drank Schlitz
with my friends
because it was
the cool, cold beer
and all the other stuff
like Pabst, Bud, and Natty Boh
were for the assholes.
Now on those
less frequent occasions
when I drink beer
I drink something called
Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA
whatever the fuck that means
because it’s delicious
and because now
in my later years
in this life of
slowly acquired wisdom
I’ve become one
of them.

-Jose Padua

Photograph of the author by Maggie Padua

2 responses to “Another Vague Recollection of the Days

  1. This rings so true to my life. 🙂

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