Saturday, May 28, 2022

Chorus of Elixirs

Gin whistles.

Whiskey moans.

Wine sighs.

Tequila squeaks.

Vodka rings.

Champagne chirps.

Brandy lullabies.

Spirits who so generously vocalize

Rim to lip to ear,

Yet I never hear from beer.


Bruce E. Whitacre's poems have appeared in American Journal of Poetry, Buddhist Poetry Review, Cagibi, Hey, I’m Alive, Impossible Archive, Nine Cloud Journal, North of Oxford, Pensive Journal, Poets Wear Prada’s The Rainbow Project (nominated for Best of the Net), and World Literature Today.  His work is included in The Strategic Poet by Diane Lockward, Brownstone Poets 2020, and in the anthology, I Want to be Loved by You: Poems on Marilyn Monroe. He holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He is a native of Nebraska and lives in Forest Hills, Queens with his husband. More at www.brucewhitacre.com.