An Acquired Taste

Image published in Signet 2017: Whitehall Place, by Ally Bush(Poem from the 2017 edition of Signet Literary Magazine)

 

I was the 1947 Monfortino
you had saved up for &
uncorked out of celebration.

My warm lust slid down your throat
but you weren’t used to the taste
of something so rare &
full of opinion.

You drank me slowly,
trying to digest the stories
housed in each individual drop,

but your efforts grew tired
& I sat, collecting dust,
while my passions soured,
watching you enjoy cheaper wine.

 

Image published in Signet 2017: Whitehall Place, by Ally Bush

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