Anyone in need of a little lighter fare?
Remember when I wrote that Ode to my Coffee Pot? Well, I have something else that I’d like to honor and call to your attention. It’s my Box Wine.
Without any further ado, here is my Ode to My Box Wine in modern, “free” verse. (Whatever that means.)
Ode to My Box Wine
Even though you take up much needed space in my refrigerator,
I praise you, Box Wine,
for you are gloriously and wondrously made.
O Hope of desperate mothers!
O Comforter at the end of an exasperating day!
Just one glass is enough to fill our hearts with gladness.
After a day of cleaning up urine all over toilet seats, floors, and walls,
and scrubbing feces from onesies and seat-holders,
and wearing spit-up and drool,
You are my Illustrious Reward.
O Vessel of Joy!
Some things must be prioritized to allow for your presence:
Ketchup or Box Wine?
5th gallon of milk or Box Wine?
Sauerkraut or Box Wine?
(Oh wait, we’re German and cannot actually live without sauerkraut.)
Water pitcher or Box Wine?
Some things just have to go.
For you are our Solace in the midst of woe.
O Bestower of Buzzes!
And Terror of Bad Moods!
You are the Splendor of my refrigerator.
May you live a long life
and never run dry!
May you be as a Stone Jar at the Wedding Feast of Cana!
O Happy Box of Brilliance!
Have a friend who needs a glass of wine? Be sure to send this post along.