the bottle, the glass, and I

red wine, what a victory
quickly, the glass is painted
and thusly it is paled
filling with void
loss
I’m losing again
always
more wine, more success
I must catch up
stay ahead of the race
and my own failure
before long, victory
consumes me
the bottle’s turn has come
to be filled with loss
while my glass seems eternally pink
as am I

– from the desk of Nigel Burke

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