Soul Pour

a Poem by Raquel Swann

You poured the drinks

And I poured my soul

Drop by drop

Drink by drink

Into an empty cup

Learning the world

Is better and brighter 

Than I ever imagined

It’s full of people 

Like you

Who understand

There are many colors

And shades

And hues

Pour me another

And another

Cure me of my inhibitions 

For just one night.