the hymm and hum of defamation
a porcelain dining set draped upon a lonesome tablecloth.
I am inclined to elucidate the embrace of
a toast to the inevitably, meaninglessly profound.
The rims of the glasses ring upon contact
the contents teetering over one another.
A droplet succeeds escape
licking the cloth with its red tongue,
a hush falls as they intertwine.
Someone tries to set their glass upon its now prominent impairment.
to conceal the wine's desperation.
now mottled with ruin and disgust
The rest is consumed
yet the droplet remains.
it is tapered to solemn clotheslines
brisk winds set to chill its crisp warmth
the tablecloth is tossed
but not without the wine to pair with it.