A GLASS OF BOURBON ON AN AUTUMN DAY • by Eloy Gonzalez

 

 The promise of a candied kiss,

When days are green and golden.

Alone I swallow spice and mist.

 

Ice and caramel, don’t resist,

Vanilla hints well chosen.

The promise of a candied kiss.

 

Amber smoke, my mouth a furnace,

Oak and rye embolden.

Alone I swallow spice and mist.

 

Gray as ash above the fortress,

A cooling wind has bitten.

The promise of a candied kiss.

 

By summer’s end I yearn for this,

Twists of cloves in liquid skin.

Alone I swallow spice and mist

 

Glass in hand and chilly breeze,

With dreams which aren’t forsaken.

The promise of a candied kiss,

Alone I swallow spice and mist.

 

 


Eloy Gonzalez is a fifteen year Navy veteran and has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has always enjoyed writing short fiction, horror, and, most recently, poetry. He has been married for twelve years to his wife, Kristina. They have two sons.


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Posted on February 20, 2013 in Other, Poems
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  • https://sites.google.com/site/ipscribblings/ Irena P.

    Beautiful. Villanelle with hints of bourbon, what can be better.:)

  • http://www.jmiklos.com Johanna Miklos

    Appeals to all the senses. Well done!

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