Monday, September 6, 2010

Free verse

It's not actually in ode form so I'm using the term 'ode' loosely.


An Ode to the Gin and Tonic

All hail glory manifest in rocks glasses!
Let us toast to warm sugary smiles
Shared beneath sweltering sun.
We don’t care if we sweat ourselves away to nothing;
We drink and sing,
Crushing mosquitoes and doubts.
I suck down lime pulp and yell
Into the wind, grabbing fistfuls of grass,
Planting myself in sweet-smelling earth
To grow up into the sun and into embraces.
We’ll link arms around the candle,
Brandishing fiery hearts
And close-knit thoughts.
This summer, my friends, is for you.

Justine Bienkowski

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