It’s a cold evening

& my bare hands

are getting colder


I have gloves

in my backpack

but they are 

serving the function

of keeping beer bottles

from clanking together

and breaking.


My fingers ain’t happy

and they turn blue

discomfit from the cold.


but one must always

keep one’s priorities in order


Beer is more important

than slightly frozen fingers

feeling the bitter cold

of harsh winter air.


Guess that’s why

jackets have pockets

but as long as the beer

is preserved; the other problems

will eventually fall by the wayside




Author's Notes/Comments: 

self explanatory but not meant to be taken too literarily

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allets's picture

No, not at all

That's how I would do it. Prioritizing is the paramount paradigm. :D