Two Lovers and a Glass of Wine


Sand between your toes

You and I walking 

A bottle of wine 

A deserted beach

My old man fingers

Interlaced with yours


Except for 

The crashing waves


And the wind

Temporary footprints

Our only mark

Soon erased

By the changing tides

Almost as if

We weren’t there at all

No trace

But our memories

Now imagine

Green lushness

Tropical heat


Beyond the shoreline


Flowers and fauna

An artist’s palate


In a single glance

Yet ever changing

As the sun shifts

The winds blow

While we both smile



Each other 

And another

Glass of wine

Is it real

Or something else

A dream perhaps


Tasteful vision,

Courtesy of the wine


By the sparkle

Of a living ocean

Found only in your eyes


Of what might

Or what has been

Somehow come to life

A toast

To memories

Made permanent

In the depths of our minds

Or today’s reality

Without a pinch


Might be a better question

Or when

As time passes

All will be revealed

Has the wine 

Stopped flowing

No way of knowing

Whether this moment

Is a precursor

To sleep

Or the ending 

Of a wonderful dream

Until morning

We wait

Perfectly content


Lost in the moment

Our glasses 

Always filled

With the shared moments

Our bodies

Sharing one soul

All the while


Our memories 

Have the same 

Happy ending

As our reality


Two lovers

Just being in love

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R J Schwartz

I write about everything and sometimes nothing at all. I'm fascinated by old things, rusty things, abandoned places, or anywhere that a secret might be unearthed. I'm passionate about history and many of my pieces are anchored in one concept of time or another. I've always been a writer, dating back to my youth, but the last decade has been a time of growth for me. I'm continually pushing the limitations of vocabulary, syntax, and descriptive phrasing.

5 thoughts on “Two Lovers and a Glass of Wine

  • May 30, 2018 at 8:51 PM

    Nicely rendered Ralph, a clever use of language, simple yet imparting all the imagery and sentiments woven within. Great work my friend.

  • May 31, 2018 at 1:15 PM

    Deeply touching ; to the sacred dear old fingers , to the soft sand , then endless love filling treasured feelings . Love You

  • June 1, 2018 at 11:04 AM

    Lovely imagery here. Painted a very romantic scene indeed. Nice work Ralph.


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