If people were wine….

If people were wine,
They wouldn’t ever lie,
Of their constituents,
Filling in mouths,
Truthfully confessing,
All sins and crimes,
All fragrant vice.

If people were wine,
Should guard them,
Secret in heart’s cellar,
And sip as comfort,
In darkening closeness,
All notes low and high,
All intoxicated love.

If people were wine,
Could be tasted right,
Tested in what league,
They stood, what class,
How well they aged,
All wisdom and humor,
All trancing and music.

Sigh people they are,
Not full bodied wines.

(c) Shashikala Sasidharan 22/10/15

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About Shashikala Sasidharan Elambakkattu

Shashikala S. is Post Doctoral Research Fellow at Rutgers University, USA working on developmental genetic and cellbiology. She has a doctorate in Proteomics and Cell Biology (Bio-technology) from Rajiv Gandhi Centre of Biotechnology (DBT), INDIA. And is actively involved with academic research, but poetry and painting are her passion. She writes on the realms of cosmic spirituality,nature's mysticism and egalitarian philosophy. Her poems have been published Kannur University Magazine, Tellicherry, Kerala and in anthologies 'Resonance" by "Poets Artists Unplugged" and "Across The Way" and at https://www.facebook.com/shashikalapoemsandthoughts/

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