Her face is stark white like a fresh sheet
sailing happy blank eyes summer sky blue
white pearls packed together everywhere
between her balloon watermelon lips.
you become captivated
and start to writhe about like a charmed snake.
That’s the lady that works the Sobeys wine store
by far one of the most jovial
perpetually rapturously excited
that I have ever encountered.
Her moon face is always lit up
brighter than a solar flare
streaking across the midnight of my existence.
I quickly snatch my box
away from her smile but not before
checking my hair in her teeth.
and rush out of the store
peering at everybody suspiciously.
They want my wine.
Even though there are boxes of boxes
stacked everywhere in plain sight
where I just came from
they want mine.
are not getting shit from me.
I hold it tight against my chest
right beside my heartbeat
and make for the door.
Mee luuuuuvvvss meee wwiiinnnee.
I tear open the box
and crack the seal on the spout
in the car
making strange mewling noises.
No, there’s nothing wrong with me
I get home kick open the door
slam the box on the counter and
quickly check out some bondage action on my phone.
Grabbing a glass from the cupboard
is always an exercise in delicate judgement
it has to be the right one
but since I only have two types to choose from
forget that I fucking said anything.
there’s the first pour.
The first pour is always the best.
It doesn’t just stream out,
It GUSHES out like a CANON or
like water BLASTING from a CRACK in a DAM!!
It’s like a MIRACLE of GOD!
A freshly spread VIRGIN!
A volcano in the soul erupting loud colours
across the cement hue of stubborn February.
Makes you just want to
spray it up into your face while laughing maniacally
spray it out into eternity
while laughing at your own nothingness
shoot it out into the streets
let the people dance when not murdering
each other’s spirit
as trumpets blared
and midgets danced.
As it comes out straight from a heaven
that you will never see
you just want to pour it
all over your