Loja de Vinhos (The Wine Shop)

wine cellar
So I walked into
the Loja de Vinhos
thinking lucky me,
a lovely little
local wine shop

and as I stepped inside
the sun disappeared
the heat disappeared
and a straight-faced
middle aged lady appeared
before me.

Diga! Speak, she told me
and I didn’t know what to say.

A chain barred me,
the only customer,
from stepping near
the shelves of wine.

Can I look?
I asked
and she told me
nobody can pass

so I walked out wineless
back into the sun
and she stayed there penniless,
no business done.

What an odd little madam
and an odd little shop
the Loja de Vinhos
on Rua Sol a Chelas.

– Lennie Bezwik


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About bezwik

Lennie Bezwik is an English poet and lyricist who lives in Spain. Before getting into poetry, Bezwik was part of the London based UK Hip Hop scene, writing songs, producing tracks and performing live rap. Over the last few years, Bezwik has done a lot of travelling, drinking and writing. Nowadays, he sneaks off to dingy little Spanish bars at night and writes poems in his notebook. His biggest inspirations are homelessness, unemployment, booze, love and being dreamy.

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