Merlot

Patiently waiting…

Sipping. Debating.

Searching for the perfect line.

Confidence revealed in discreet stares,

expecting the consenting sign.

Her profile intrinsically hypnotic,

this silent exchange becoming melodic.

Subtle focus on the iris,

the dimples manifest.

Our intentions resolute,

hidden thoughts in lyrical caress.

Reverie in my chalice,

we toast the inevitable.

The bitter cleansing of the palate,

as our partners return to the table...