A graduate from the Bennington Writing Seminars, Patrick Boyle is a poet whose work has appeared in Jelly Bucket, Four Chambers Press, and Cooper Street Journal. He is formerly the Music Editor at The Rumpus and now teaches at Montclair State University in New Jersey, where he lives. You can find him at Patrick-Boyle.com.
Max stands in the doorway with a bottle of whiskey. He is drunk and I am getting there. I follow the leader, the liter disappears as we play, as our throats pull fast shots. He deploys to Iraq in a few days, the inevitable soldier’s going. We’re drunk. We keep drinking. We drink drunk and […]