Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I tend to the vine--
but I am a poor vintner

my wine tastes good
on a salad

and I must be happy
with that--

let better hands plunge
into the soil

as if to manipulate
the very sweetness

out of the grape--
the better for the rest

to despair of or celebrate
their day of toil

and their night of rest--
rest even for the poor

vintner in his dream
of eternal vineyards

merciful as the drained cups
they enable...

Content (c) 2008-2009 Philip Milito.

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