“Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.”
H. L. Mencken
stirred sonnet
a perfect quatrain if there ever was
a stirred straight up martini perfect drink
rhymed in exquisite conical stemmed glass.
stilt leg to stand on like flamingo pink
three glasses sans olives clear foggy mind
half fourth glass a martini sonnet made
fourteen times you sipped send you to cloud nine
ready for a round of toasts serenade
minimalist nonetheless less is sure
a civilized bowl of bliss smooth sensual feel
a form follows function architecture
glass liquid facade sans baroque
leaf frill
plinth tall slick shaft cone capital cocktail
bowl of ambrosia and happy hour tale

Fifth glass you’re on your wife’s shoulder.

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Nelson D Reyes
30 days

Thank you Brod Mike de G for faving my poem Stirred Sonnet. Maybe one day we’ll toast a good day with “a drink perfect as a sonnet”.

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