My Martini Tastes like Red Hots

written in Fall 2010

Martini tasted like red hots
Reminded me of childhood
In applesauce, on tabletop
On the tablecloth with white chickens
On red fields, in bowls
Ceramic- colored blue
Scratchy metal on metal
Cringe
Take a bite- a gulp?
Is it solid or liquid
Crushed, mushed, applesauce
Criss-cross
What’s your sauce?
red hots
Taste like they’re in my
apple cider vodka drink
at the bar
no tablecloth
bottles glint on walls
television or band buzz
in ear- colored blue
glass squeaks against
rosined bartop
slipped off coasters
take a sip- a gulp?
Tonic or poison?
Liquid or fire?

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This work by Sarah Holmes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

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