you reach that point

when you don’t care
what your teeth look like
when last call comes

and it’s not about drinking
yourself brave
to look for love in a barroom

But alone, unwinding in the glow of

a glass of red

he wasn’t interested in diamonds
but wanted to see the lapis lazuli
much to the saleswoman’s frustration
who kept trying to tell him
which was the proper rock
for an engagement ring

the blue the blue vibrant
and gentle was the proper
way to go

bit tongue-in-cheek – if you’re not familiar with Lorca’s plays