Whiskey princess
gypsy girl
sweet and vicious
his wild pearl

gypsy girl
delicately fierce
his wild pearl
both chills and sears

delicately fierce
this hushed siren
both chills and sears;
freezes and burns

this hushed siren
uptown gilt
freezes and burns
broken, yet built

uptown gilt
sweet and vicious
broken, yet built
whiskey princess .


Ground Zero

ground zero, (noun)
1: the point directly above, below, or at which a nuclear explosion occurs
2: the center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity or change; broadly : CENTER 2a
3: the very beginning : SQUARE ONE

a quick pour
of a spirit named after
the date when tequila
was first aged in
wood barrels: 1800

my salted neck
lime’s flesh
between my teeth
body shots
with a

his mouth
my entire world
I was and am
the careless daughter
of a cautious man

drinking blue agave
with a beer back
way south
of my borders
hoarding electricity
while others searched for power


Girls Like Us

Brilliant. Bright,
tough and beautiful--
like walking, talking
Ready for both:
rough and smooth.

Red wine confessions
shots of honesty
TRUTH: fierce and delicate
shaken, not stirred
in a martini glass.
Growing younger with each
girlish giggle.

Kitten-heeled warriors
coffee and curiosity.
Artful science
traipses toward tomorrow
with pretty pink toenails



Inspired by Coppola Chardonnay

good wine in
a plastic bucket
soaking in
machine made ice
an obvious injustice

blackberry cravings
wireless memories
two ugly lamps shine on
princesses in a
cheap hotel room

Though the above poem was written while drinking Coppola Chardonnay (which I adore), I must tell you all that my new favorite is Ghost Pines Chardonnay (photo below). It's the perfect balance of fruit and oak. I highly recommend it.


Bogle Phantom

The name Bogle comes from the Scots word for phantom and this, their namesake wine, disappears like one too. A blend of 54% petite sirah, 43% zinfandel and 3% mourvédre, The Phantom is a haunting, fruit forward wine that begins with traces of blueberries, violets, chocolate-covered cherries and black pepper on the nose. Subtle notes of spice, clove and mocha complement the wine's fruit characteristics on the palate, finishing with toasting oak aromas from two years in a combination of one, two and three year old American oak. Enjoy now or let it rattle around in the cellar for a few years, but act fast, before the vintage vanishes.

Julie, Ann and I shared a bottle of this wonderful wine at Brix on Saturday night. Needless to say, my dreams were wild and in technicolor later that night.



I should resist
another glass of wine
cease and desist
though I feel so fine

One more glass
wouldn't be so terrible
this time would pass
and be more bearable

Why should I abstain
from this Chardonnay cocoon
wine entertains
even though it's only noon...