If I'm going to survive the night, I'm going to do it with grace. No more head tilted slightly resting on ***** bar tables. No more pirouettes into the sidewalk. No more fingers ****** into the air as a universal sign for more. Give me more than this.
If I'm going to survive the night, I'd like very much to do it with class. No more slurred speech. No more mangled sentences. No more off-tune renditions of 'Under Pressure' while I try desperately to keep from falling under the table.
If I'm going to survive the night, (though at this point it seems unlikely) I will not tout my youth in front of older strangers, waiving it in the air like a gun as if to say, 'Who wants any?'
If I survive the night, I will have survived it with my dignity.