Sideways is Always Better

13 bottles of wine stand upright
on the tasting-room countertop.

The Tender picks up the first
of those standing side by side
and lifts it high into the air,

Saying, "This bottle is broken for you!"
and then smashes it to the floor.

With all the wine gushing out,
The Tender then says, "This wine
is poured out for you."

12 bottles of wine now lay sideways
stacked in a proper rack.

Sideways is always better, so the cork
can expand and best protect the wine
from the punishment of Zin.

by J Alan R
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