Panacea for these Lips

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The panacea for these lips that yearn to taste the essence
is the way the light hits on the glass of ruby wine
for hidden in its shadows of blood-red luminescence
lies the absolution and restitution for a stressful life.

 
The luscious nectar as it rolls over this parched tongue
a floral trace of lavender and the blackest of juicy berries
leaving hints and evidence of from whence it comes, or
perhaps it’s been caressed in the arms of a bourbon barrel.
 
Regardless of the origin, the wine is rich and rare
washing away anguish as I pause in bliss and savor
its warmth envelops my mouth with its subtle flavor
numbing all my cares as they dance away in mid-air.
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

 
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22 Comments on “Panacea for these Lips

  1. What is it they say “Vino Veritas”? Sounds like you understand your wine, and subscribe to the notion that wine extends health.

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    • Haha! Yes, I actually wrote a poem titled In Vino Veritas not too long ago. And I have been known to enjoy a glass or two! Thank you for reading.

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  2. Such sensuous, delicious lines, Linda:
    ‘The luscious nectar as it rolls over this parched tongue
    a floral trace of lavender and the blackest of juicy berries
    leaving hints and evidence of from whence it comes…’

    Liked by 1 person

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