“Martinis are the only American invention as perfect as a sonnet.”
H. L. Mencken
 
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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
 
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(c)NDR6.22.2020
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