The only
Drink that quenches
Dulls the senses
All discretion
Is lost.

Enabled this dependence?
My college attendance?
Is that their
Accreditation's cost?

Is it
The fault of my genes?
A man who
Couldn't stay clean
Then passed down
The bottles battles he lost?

Or was it
My lack of socializing
That kept me subsidizing
With each drink
I came across?

These are the main reasons I would take to drink. With the social restrictions during 2020, drinking became even more prevalent due to stress, increased alcohol availability, and general boredom. I haven't found any studies regarding drinking and post-quarantine, but I could see another uptick in drinking due to people storming the bars once restrictions were lifted. As someone who moved to a new city knowing hardly a soul, I know I certainly did.