Friday, August 14, 2009

Good Wine & Better Wine

The wine cabinet has two kinds of bottles.

The first kind of wine is clear as a friar's argument and pure as a nun's prayer. It is sweet and goes down like lemonade. This wine gives pleasant dreams when it is time to sleep. No night terrors. No haunting premonitons. No shameful dreams you hope you won't remember in the morning.

The second kind of wine is as black as your worst vice. It is as dry as a hard liquer and scalds your throat like conscience. This wine brings nightmares when you lay your head. Your sins take shape in your slumbering eyes and vaunt over your unshriven self.


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