Back to Alex Migliore's Artist PageTo the Artist's Page                  Back to the Unlikely Stories home pageTo our home page
Wrestling the PublicTo Alex Migliore's previous piece     even if you don't make it.To Alex Migliore's next piece


I have raised my glass on many occasions:

in the name of friendship
to salute an old lover
or just because someone 
is wiping up the bar
and I’ve uttered many words
as the glass comes up
here’s to the ghosts
or once more Delilah!

but wouldn’t it be better to salute something more deserving
migrating birds, for instance
or the pack of cards on the window ledge
or the bastard son of justice

if we cannot tip our fool’s mug at anything other than ourselves -
something worthy, less human -
then let us not lift
anything at all.

To the top of this pageTo the top of this page