There’s a face in the Picture ,
there’s a face in the picture that’s just faded out ;
there was a face in the picture that you could clearly see
there was a face in the picture that was standing next to you and me ;
the face in the picture was smiling ,laughing ,grinning ,
the face was doing what most faces do ;
the face in the picture had a name , had a life , had a home , had a child
but the face in the picture doesn’t ” have ” any of these anymore ;
it’s another face in a newspaper
a face that’s a story ,
a face we won’t see anymore ;
” 4 buckets of vodka and red bull ,
20 bottles of lager ,
shots of Sambuca and Jack Daniels
during a 36 hour binge “.
The report concluded :-
452 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine
death from alcohol toxicity are expected at 350 microgrammes.
But the face in the Picture didn’t know that.