’83 Cabernet


Let me roll on your tongue

heavy on the lips,

an explosion of plum and cherry.

Take me in,


each sip in your mouth,

smile stained a deep tannic merlot.

Love drunk high,

As my legs fall like silk scarves

Around your shoulders.



Jennifer Fox is a western New York native and is currently earning her MFA in Creative Writing at Lindenwood University, where she works as an editorial assistant for The Lindenwood Review.