Good Bottle

It’s a good bottle of wine
Dry, with a hint of plum
infused aroma of dark Napa soil

I am drinking this housewarming gift
in my freshly painted kitchen
in the middle of the night

Lifting the glass
to the lamplight. Warm red
liquid rolls over my tongue

Swirling the dregs
while stars gleam
through the bay window

The wine is the night
flowing through my throat
to my farthest fingertips

A thrush sings
from the sycamore
in the backyard

sun’s glow below
horizon burnishes
eastern clouds

I drain the last drops
place the bottle in
a blue recycling tub

rinse the glass
where did
the night go

It was
a good bottle
of wine




About the Poet:
Peter M. Gordon’s poems have appeared in magazines, anthologies and websites, including Slipstream, Journal of Florida Literature, 34th Parallel, Cultural Weekly, and the Sandhill Review. He recently released a chapbook, “Let’s Play Two: Poems about Baseball.” His first collection, Two Car Garage, was published by CHB Media. Peter’s a freelance journalist and sportswriter whose work appeared in over one dozen books and publications ranging from The New York Daily News to the West Orange Times-Observer. Peter lives in Orlando, Florida and teaches in Full Sail University’s Film Production MFA program. Let’s Play Two can be purchased at Amazon.


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