I'd Never Noticed How Patiently
I'd never noticed how patiently
The empty wine bottles stood together
In their corner of the kitchen
A forgotten troop
Guarding the residue
Of pleasures passed
Their chain of command long lost
Still they remain at their posts
Awaiting orders
 that is
Until a cat
Carpet propelled and
Linoleum greased
Made ten-pins of the lot
Spun them like
Kisses were at stake
Left them sprawling
Drunken wine-bottle soldiers
Relieved of all duty
 and decorum


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