Please bring the wine cuz I’m flat broke,
I couldn’t even buy a can of Coke.
But once you smell my heart’s sweet rose,
you’ll only wish you were all nose.


Robert Klein Engler lives in Omaha, Nebraska. He is a writer and artist. His many publications are available in print or on the Internet. Robert holds degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana and the University of Chicago Divinity School. You may find his writing scattered over the Internet.

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2 Responses

  1. C.B. Anderson

    This one was impudent but on point. I like a scandalous verse now and then. So much was not said, which says it all. I’ve heard that Latin is like that.

  2. Joseph S. Salemi

    This is based on a longer Catullus poem (carmen 13), and gives an echo of only the last two or three lines. The “Coke” reference, of course, is a modern interpolation.


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