Champagne and Curls

Written for:  Sunday Muse #115
“Champagne, 1920s. Atelier Manasse was a legendary Austrian photo studio that captured the golden age of cinema and cabaret in Vienna of the 1920’s and 1930’s. The studio, active in Vienna between 1922 and 1938.
A wonderful picture from the roaring 20’s. I wonder what photos they will have for the 2020’s?”

muse image for july

One platinum curl
unfurls, brushes
the rim of her
champagne cocktail,
as she tips her head
forward. Filled to
the brim of a white
etched cocktail glass,
golden liquid will
spill if she is not
careful. The only
telltale sign will be
her Rubies For You,
matte lipstick staining
the glass red.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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14 Responses to Champagne and Curls

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    The lipstick always gives it away. Lovely write Sara!


  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Ha, I remember red lipstick stains on the rims of glasses……people wore a lot of lipstick back in the day.


  3. Helen Dehner says:

    OOOOOOOOOH, this is spicy good.


  4. qbit says:

    ” The only
    telltale sign will be
    her Rubies For You” — Oooh! Love that!


  5. Susie Clevenger says:

    The lipstick…It always leaves a story. love your take on the image


  6. Rubies … are a girl’s best friend … maybe?


  7. wyndolynne says:

    Haunting 🙂


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