Wine Tasting


The idea of her is
far less intriguing
than how the warmth of her skin mingled with your
chilled touch.
So, like Merlot bruises on your collarbones,
you will forget how the softness of her lips
felt.
And the next girl will give you Syrah stains on
your neck, but it is not as
fun as toying with the idea of having
her again.
It's entertaining to consider her until
you realize
that she does not forget that you chose
Syrah spills,
not her biting Merlot-- because she is easy to drink,
not the elegantly hard to swallow.
She has knelt at the mercy of other
men
who also took the thought of her for granted,
asking her to dice her heart to garnish the
salad--
Do not eat the decor.
So she will never have you again.
You can use the bottle as a vase
for dandelions, maybe,
but she is the wine,
not your leftovers.

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