Like Whiskey

Whittle away,
Refine, reduce, distill,
Until
What remains in the brain
Is each
Precisely chosen
Word.

Behind the eyes
They exist:
Aroma, flavor, vision,
Lingering finger touch,
Pitch-perfect moment.

Equal parts,
Memory, wish, imagination.
Stir, ferment, decant.
Pour out p
oetry’s heady gift.

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