Wine: Forty Years On

They say you have gotten older
Yet each day I see a newer you
Your complexion seems to have changed
A darker tan that shows you’ve matured
It tells me you taste better than before

They say you have gotten bigger
To me it means every embrace is richer
Maybe I cannot carry you anymore
But I cannot help but love you much more
The woman that carried all my offspring

They say you have become a bore
I have absolutely no reason to agree
We share a history spanning decades
Endless memories from our life together
You are my friend not just my lover

Kenneth Igiri
August 24 2009