Patrick Roche

Patrick Roche’s spoken-word poem about the family consequences of alcoholism went viral in early 2014.

21 21. My father is run over by a car. He is passed out in the road with a blood alcohol content 4 times the legal limit. I do not cry. Four months later, The nurses lose his pulse, And I wonder whose life Flashed before his eyes. Rewinding VHS tapes Old home videos 20. 19. I...

By Patrick Roche
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11 September