Do you know how to pour a glass of wine?
The falling crimson liquid,
for a proper glass,
will never reach the brim.
Let it fill just past halfway,
making sure to stop at exactly the right point:
where the smooth, curved glass
begins its upwards arch.
Though for you, my dear,
I can’t help but fill the entire cup,
and keep pouring as it overflows;
tilting the bottle further and further
to the point where it’s facing down in a vertical line –
the glass coated in falling wine
a fountain of energy misspent,
staining the tablecloth
until the bottle’s empty.