Wine Sea

28 Mar



Lately I have been under a wine sea.

I soak myself in rolling, predictable waves of grape and alcohol.

I descend through warming, comforting, forgiving crimson liquid.

I submerge myself in the burgundy darkness.

Until all the music and words, laughter and tears rush in on me.

I recall memories of love and loss, feel the heat of ancient fires, touch ghosts of past lovers, sense the movement of dancers.

I begin to believe in beauty. That one day she will return.

And in the distance I hear a single. solitary, achingly sweet voice, calling my name.

It is me, when I was young…

Lately I have been under a wine sea.

I let my mouth fill, my throat fill, my lungs fill, my belly fill, my mind fill, my soul fill.

Until I swallow an ocean, consume a vineyard, drown myself completely.

I will not be dry again soon.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Photo stolen from Myrna Jacobs


Posted by on March 28, 2015 in Still Life


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15 responses to “Wine Sea

  1. lesliemeeks

    March 28, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Oh to sit down and get lost in a sea of wine with you.. beautiful

    Liked by 1 person

  2. April

    March 28, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Equal parts laudable goal and warning bell, vulnerability and defiance, deeply personal and infinitely relatable. I love these, I love when you write like this. There is a humanity that seeps through the skin of these types of your writings, and it lingers, ferments, intoxicates, but still leaves one wanting more…lovely.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. April

    March 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    …the words become the wine…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. emmylgant

    March 28, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Thoroughly intoxicating. Fullbodied without a hint of playfulness.
    Smooth and dangerous. Yet so darn appealing!
    Smiling and raising a glass to your health.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. missameliaandsir

    March 28, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Beautiful, as always. Cheers. 🍷

    Liked by 1 person

  6. missmirthe

    March 29, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    indulge yourself, but meet me when you raise to the top

    Liked by 1 person

  7. georgeforfun

    March 30, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. b.l. ronan

    April 1, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    I ever left in awe if scribed illustrations



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