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The Taste of Wine

Using only a box of coloured crayons

I will give you the taste of the finest wine

In reddish brown I will layer your tongue with notes of cherry earth

I will stipple, with cerulean blue, overtones of tannin from oaken casks

Scribbles of lime green over ultramarine leaves a palimpsest

Of buttery chocolate beneath leathery herbals

To mix with the smoky Gouda on a cracker

And the Greek olives

And underneath my picture I will write in calligraphic flourish:

“The piquancy of Chateau Margaux” so your mouth will know what has happened


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