It's my favorite.
I named it "The Sod Glacier."
2 oz of Old Bushmills red label Irish Whiskey,
poured over hard fresh rocks in a short glass
that fits my hand perfectly.
Why do I like it so?
This beverage is caringly crafted
by sod-busting leprechaunsin
the world's oldest distillery
and offers see-through simplicity.
It presents itself with earth-tone warmth,
Yet it is paired adeptly with the copious gleaming rocks
that fill the resplendent glass
and delivers sincerity
with cold, hard, dispassionate clarity.
It is most enjoyed when seated well
at day's end
reflecting on the joys of one's labors
or applying finishing touches
to the formulation of a great idea.
From Allan Cox's collection, "Signs of Significance."
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Causes Allan Cox Supports
Fourth Presbyterian Church of Chicago, Gilda's Club (cancer) Chicago, Martin Marty Center, University of Chicago, Iona Center, Healdsburg, CA (all 401-C-3s...