Fill my cup
with a steamy ginger tea
with a hint of elaichi
sweetened with two heaped spoons of sugar
and I shall drink deep …. for a moment.
Fill my goblet
with aged blood red wine
produced by barefoot grape-stomping
a whiff of which immerses in its ruby embrace
and I shall infuse it with my soul … for a moment.
Fill this tumbler
with ice water
from a freshly melted glacier
fulfilling in this simplicity
and I shall quench my thirst … for a moment.
but, only for a moment
cause in this life of abundant choices
all tempting and calling to be taken
how can I satiate on only one passion.