Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 07/29/20

First Time In Detox

My first time in detox,
the fear of stopping
drinking was worse
than the actual
stopping. At least
while you’re still in
detox, when they’re
filling you up with
diazepam, giving
you plenty of good,
healthy food. I have
put on a stone and
a half, at least, each
time I’ve been in
there. The worst
part of it is the first
class fucking dick
heads that are in
there with you.
Although, if anything
it helps you to want
to stay clean to keep
away from that type
of filth. Dirty, scummy
bastards without a
single redeeming
quality. But, yes it’s
pretty easy when
you’re locked up in
The hard part starts
when you get out.

©2020 Ian Lewis Copestick All rights reserved.


Ian Lewis Copestick is a 47-year-old writer from Stoke on Trent England. Although he started writing poetry in 2001, he only started sending them out for publication 8 months ago. In this time he has had over 100 poems and 5 short stories published. He is featured in print anthologies by Alien Buddha Press and Horror Sleaze Trash. His first book Detritus Of The Drunken Night was published by Cajun Mutt Press on April 2, 2019.

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