Drinking the Stars
Out of the warm house and into a cold night.
The night sky is frozen.
I look up.
Stars. Billions. Unreal.
Intense black velvet sky.
I am spinning.
Out of my head.
Only my essence.
Among the stars.
I am swirling in a glass of champagne.
Breathing in the star bubbles.
A swirling spinning dervish in the stars. Bubbles.
Smaller than I have ever been.
Engulfed, enmeshed, immersed.
Up and down the flute.
Bink! a popping bubble. Shooting star.
Now many. They become the impulses in my brain. My being.
Smiling with the planets. Smiling.
Drinking, breathing, and smiling.
Breathing the bubbly stars through my soul.
The dog is finished peeing so I have to go in.
But wasn’t that wonderful?
“Wine and art are the essence of humanity. Only artists and oenophiles know all of the secrets.” – cheap wine Snob John Avedisian
“Artist and Poets still find life’s meaning in a glass of wine.” – Joy Sterling
“What is the definition of good wine? It should start and end with a smile.” – William Sokolin
“Wine is bottled poetry.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
Hungarian wine and Texas politics are a lot alike; neither travels very well.” – Molly Ivans
“ Wine improves with age. The older I get the better I like it.” – anon
“Wine is the most civilized thing in the world.” – Ernest Hemingway
“I have lived temperately…I double the doctor’s recommendation of a glass and a half of wine a day and even treble it with a friend.” –Thomas Jefferson
“What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch!?” W.C. fields
“Good wine is the necessity of life.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Reality is an illusion that occurs due to a lack of wine.” Anon
“You haven’t drunk to much wine if you can still lie on the floor without holding onto it.” – Dean Martin