my understanding

my understanding
is that we all bring thoughts
to the table 

all is open for discussion
and dispute; my understanding
is that 

we who come together
in unison will taste
of bread covered in buttered garlic – will bond, will boldly move
through, past the falling
of Rome, past the division of Versailles


taste the reds
of distinct naming as one new
vintage, full-bodied
and paired with my

copyrighted 2011

posted for d’Verse Friday Crit