My Words

Understanding the World through words

Pour Me A Glass Of California Wine


Pour me a glass
of red California

the mountains
surrounding the
Pacific bay.

I’ll tell you a story
about the Ocean Blue.

As the ambrosia hits
my veins.

Red as the wine
from our costal region.

When I go to
the beach,
I take off my shoes

wiggle my toes in
the cold sand.

Or how
I helped my friend
build his patio deck.

between us,
who could drive
a sixteen penny
nail with one blow.

How at Año Nuevo
we surfed until dark,

barely seeing
the sets
once the sun
was drowned
by the horizon.

And, how those waves
were just right,

double overhead
and glassy
even at night.

I can tell you about 125,
but I won’t because
those are secrets
I share with my wife.

Pour me a glass of
red California wine,
and I’ll tell you
the road I’ve been

How Do You Taste Wine?


How do you taste wine?

One’s palette can be stubborn.
The nuances of flavors
becomes tricky,
especially from the regions of
Southern France,

Grapes like
Merlot and
Malbec give their
blood a soft flavor
When mixed in a
crystal cup.

That region of France,
home not only
to lovely wines,
but also
Spanish wives
escaped from Sefarad
a long time ago.