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when i was eighteen
i went
to get drunk
at a bar
the sign on the door
stated the
requirements
-no one under 21-

i was underage

i sat at the bar
and asked
for a beer
he asked
for i.d.

-i forgot it-

-lemme see your hands-

he inspected them
id been working
my hands
were callused
and scratched
a nail was
black

the beer
was cold
and delicious

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