Place your hate in the pantry on the shelf.
Label it “memories of years gone by” and store it.
Remove the wine saved by time.
Dust the bottle until it looks new.
The color is brighter and the taste was worth the wait.
The bitter was replaced by a taste to savor.
On the shelf you will find the love stored all this time.
Label the empty space “filled with happiness.”
Close the door.
The chill turned warm.
By Bonnie Gail Carter