Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Evidence

we drink to help with French
pronunciation and vocabulary.
we chirp "merveilleux", toasting
with champagne flutes, then getting 
down to the business of draining three
bottles of wine,
between sips we demolish a Camembert,
a couple of baguettes, a plate of fruit and banana cake,
comprising a healthy mix of alcohol and refined foods.
We are only four, and as the evening
progresses, we enjoy our enhanced fluency, 
although our teacher 
may not have noticed.
this morning, I admire our efficiency,
the scattered remains of empty bottles, flutes 
and wine glasses fill the table.
C’était une belle soirée. 

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