S.C., Red Wine

[06 May 2019]

We sat on the couch, a bottle of red between us,
opened, half-drunk. I never liked wine before I met you.
The coffee table – dinged and dented,
the cork lying in two pieces and my hands covered
in wine stains. James Blake crooned somewhere in the background.
Along the way, I’d lost the corkscrew.
We cried about art and told stories of times
when boys had abandoned us or we had abandoned them,
but mostly we kept our silence and looked forward
at where the sun had set over the lake. Our glasses –
empty. The bottle – unfinished.

24 responses to “S.C., Red Wine”

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you so much! I really appreciate it!

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you! Deeply so for me 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

  1. kristianw84 avatar

    So wonderfully & beautifully written!!

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you so much. I enjoyed writing it immensely.
      Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you soon!

      1. kristianw84 avatar

        Oh, I’m instantly taken with your blog! I will be back for sure!!

        1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

          You are so sweet! 😀 I quite enjoy your blog as well! I cannot wait to follow your journey more closely!
          Have a great day! 🙂

          1. kristianw84 avatar

            Thank you, you too! 🙂

  2. D. Wallace Peach avatar

    I like this. It captures a moment unfinished like the bottle, but satisfying.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you 🙂 that was the goal. Stepping into a moment of living but suspended time, the memory ageing well like a bottle of wine 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by! It means a lot!

  3. Jaydwon avatar

    I LOVE this. I think I got to the bit about not liking wine until you, and I was like, Oh yes, I can relate. Beautifully written. This question is, do you still like wine after him? hahaha

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Haha that’s so funny! Thanks so much for your kind words and comment! And, in regards to your last question: no comment 😉

  4. alyssa avatar

    While I read I felt as though I was there. Beautifully written.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you so much. And thank you for stopping by!

  5. Jeff Cann avatar

    Once, before I was a wine-drinker, someone gave me a bottle and I didn’t have a corkscrew. I screwed in a deck screw and pulled it with a pair of pliers.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Yep! Been there, done that. I’ve used shoes, screws, knives, hammers, and just about everything you can think of!

  6. theaveragegayguy avatar

    this is such a lovely read…

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you so much 🙂 And thank you for stopping by!

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar
      1. inexhaustiblemuse avatar

        oh thank you. and i am so glad i came across your page!

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