Lift your glass!

by Kevin T McEneaney

When you raise a glass of wine to toast with friend,

that wine would not exist, except that wasps

provide the brewing yeast for all the grapes

while they determine much of the taste.

Various wasps offer different results

from the interior of their bellies.

Not all vintners are up-to-date on this,

nor do they control behavior of wasps

any more than they control the weather.

One needs good luck in the wine business

since weather nor wasps may be on schedule,

which is why wineries have good-bad years.

The discovery of excellent wine

may offer an unrepeatable toast!

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books
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