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Anthony Beal

Theme Love and Romance
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She comes in every afternoon
And asks me to pour her a glass of heirloom jewels;
Rubies and garnets still warm
From lying against the hearts of the dreaming departed.
And I fill her polished glass with yesterdays.
Their roots twist through ancient battlefields
Nourished by the blood of visionaries with impeccable timing
And scarce potable water.
And she sits with me a while and perfumes my day
With the smoke of bridges burned,
With pepper spilled from her enemies’ wounds,
With chatty violets that lift voice in her every gesture.
The sight of her,
Handsome and rich and supple,
Goes down smoothly,
Warming without burning,
Drying my throat,
Then revitalizing like a handful of stolen berries eaten in solitude.
And I would live with her in that glass,
If she would make room for me to swim with her secrets.
She lingers always for a single pour;
One, and one only, taken daily,
Then carries my gift home on her lips,
The taste of red diamonds,
And leaves me feeling as if we’ve kissed.

© 2015 Anthony Beal .  All Rights Reserved.

About Anthony Beal:
Anthony Beal is a food blogger and WSET3 wine scholar. The creator of Food, Wine, and Spirits Blog,, he currently resides in the Washington, D.C. area, and is a member in good standing of the American Institute of Wine & Food, the International Wine Guild, the Society of Wine Educators, and the French Wine Society.  Anthony has earned a Cellar Manager certification through the International Wine Guild as well as a Hospitality and Beverage Specialist Certificate from the Society of Wine Educators. When he isn’t cooking and/or eating delicious things, he enjoys traveling, reading, studying Japanese language and culture, and being a devoted husband and father.

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