Aqua Vitae

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lead cut container

crystallises amber

years stolen then

retrieved in sips

consoling loss and

death impending

charging life with

every replenishing

gulp recounting

those were, these

are, the days to live

distilled  in purifiying

waters of life decanted

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6 thoughts on “Aqua Vitae”

  1. Skol,
    Salud,
    Cheers!
    My Mom has a Spanish “toast” we clink our wine glasses and say,
    “Salud, pesetas, y amor. Y tiempo para gastarlos.”
    (“To your health, to money and love. And time to spend/enjoy them.”)
    She taught English and Spanish high school classes for 30 years. 🙂

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