Last Bottle of Red

Departed Loiner’s final glass vessel; merlot bereft

In smithereens; akin to spirits of those left behind

Fragmented for regeneration; successor yet untold


Like Loiner, vessel existentially intact two months prior

Their chance meeting short, though physically & spiritually fruitful

Distressingly, House of York affiliate’s hindmost drop of fermented grape


Empty merlot vessel bereft of it’s significance in clan’s story

Cast as blindsiding villain in minefield of triggers sorrowful

Bottle, formerly landlord of pater’s endmost vino; now tenant of domain refuse.

red wine bottle

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Gary Strachan View All →

2 kids who've flown the nest, 1 wife whose flown with Jet2. Born at a young age in 1960's Leeds, the author became interested in the literary life when his wife bought him a dog. Having an allergy to dogs, he swapped it for a typewriter. Being unable to train the typewriter to retrieve tennis balls, he reluctantly turned to writing...... Website -

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