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.