Poetry: Ode to Pabst Blue Ribbon by G.R. Tomaini

Ode To Pabst Blue Ribbon
dedicated to John Foy

O Pabst , thou art the finest of the beers . . .
That grace the shelves of liquor stores and bars ;
Thy blue-ribb ' d can, a sight that always cheers . . .
The thirsty souls who seek thee near and far !
Thy taste is smooth and crisp , thy foam is white —
Thy bubbles sparkle like the stars above ;
Thou quenchest every thirst and calmest every fright !
Thou art the drink that I most dearly love !
But oh , how cruel is fate that keeps us twain ;
For I have not the means to buy thee now —
My wallet empty and my heart in pain —
I sigh and dream of thee , and wonder how :
To taste thy sweet and golden nectar soon ,
And drink thee till I reach the blissful moon . . .

G.R. Tomaini is a prolific writer and thinker known for his contributions in poetry, philosophy, ethics, global justice, and drama. As a First-Generation LGBTQ Federal McNair Scholar, he has authored nine books, including seven captivating poetry collections. His philosophical monographs are the “Encyclopedia of American Idealism: Toward a Novel Method and System of Philosophy,” and the “Tractatus Perfectio-Philosophicus: Or, Discourses on the Dharma of Civilization and its Odyssey toward International Harmony.” Tomaini's poetry books, such as "Ballad of An American Ganymede: Explorations of Queeritude In Fifty Seven Cantos" and "The Rainbow Cantos: Two Attempts At Queering The Canon," have received critical attention. His works have been featured in esteemed publications, including those by Outcast Press, Selcouth Station Press, Agapanthus Collective, and Roi Fainéant Press. Notably, Tomaini's writings have garnered recognition from influential intellectuals like Cornel West, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, and Slavoj Žižek. To explore Tomaini's captivating poetry and more follow him on Twitter. He lives in Philadelphia.