I am a wine cellar unto myself
occasionally decanted as an
aged-to-perfection vintage

I can at times act the vinegar

I am at times sweet, pungent
with varietal undertones

sometimes I am quite dry
an acquired taste not for all

Sometimes people label me
and state what I should best
accompany, what to pair me

though my true friends partake
simply because I am what they like

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I am a poet, writer and teacher who moved from Minnesota to New Orleans in 2008 to help rebuild the worst public school system in America. It is a huge challenge to say the least. Now, after ten years, I have returned home to my native Midwest. Writing - in many different forms and ways - has saved me untold thousands in therapy bills throughout the years. Reading my writings may do either the same - or just the opposite - for you. Read at your own risk, as I do not offer writer malpractice insurance. ;-{) I hope you enjoy what you read here.