A Wine Twixt Friends

A bottle of Merlot sits on the table
A half-full glass sits on either end
conversation ricochetes like ping pong between
two persons, lifelong friends
Memories they share between sips,
inside jokes and compliments,
In their own little world they frolic
through blissful hours spent
all the struggles shared between
dissolve in the warm bath of time,
for retrospect paints with golden hues
and covers nightmares with the sublime
A kiss on either cheek and
exchanged calendar days
ends their time together
before they part their diff’rent ways