CONTRADICTIONS

 

Chateau-neuf-du-pape'66
Chateau Latour
Malescot Marqaux'62
Chateau Lafite
La Tache, Batarde Montrachet
Chateau Pichon Longueville-Baron

'45-'47- Vintage years for Port
for Claret - the best
(As connoisseurs will tell)
a good year too was '44

The rich select their wines
meticulously
Sip each with a studied
delicacy

Scurvy
Rickets
T.B.
Kwashiorkor
Cholera
Beri-beri
'70 '80 '94 -Acid years for the wretched
for Bangla/Ethiopia - perhaps the worst
( Which tongue can tell ? )
Each tastes like the one before

Poverty picks her children
indiscriminately
The hungry too often die
obscenely