One more for Sinatra

The world must be put to rights

through the goggles of many bottles

so, make it one for somebody 

and two more for all souls

put another line on the page

so thunderous, so true 

others will come

to bend their ears

where no one will explode

we are here on the foam

with hearts above water 

as benediction and ballast

holding hands across the table.  

Charmaine Thomson lives in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Charmaine studied performance music in the past. She has MA in Creative Writing from Te Herenga Waka, Victoria University of Wellington. Her poems appear in publications including the 4th Floor Literary Journal, a fine line, The Blackmail Press, The Shot Glass Journal, and the Fib Review. She is interested in exploring the alchemy between music, people, and poetry.  In 2012 she published her first collection of poems, Licorice.