A Glass I Won’t Pick Up Again

By J. Jules

Why did I pick up that glass?
Wine doesn’t sit well on an empty stomach.
And I’m allergic to sulfites.

I could have avoided it all.
The nausea, the vomit,
the horrified look on her face.

No excuses. I did. And boy,
did it make a mess to clean up

Of course, I apologized.
Got down on my knees
to wipe off her shoes.

But it didn’t prevent
her offended stomach
from lurching.

And ever since, my Twitter feed
has been covered in her puke.

 J.Jules is the author of three chapbooks. Her work has been published in over a hundred publications.