i am at a launch party

s and m are here

there is red and white at the back

all twist-off caps, no corks

all for that easy glugging

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there is an author here

she launches the launch party

i do not know who she is

i do not know who many people are

i know that i like cheese

the brie, camembert, gruyere


when transporting these canapés

from platter to mouth

they flaunt their alliance with gravity

and flop onto the table


like when my dolma drops

and leaves an oily spot

i must be careful to not drink wine like it’s orange juice