Experience : is to
I put my hand down
into a vat of wine that was fermenting
and felt the foam that was bubbling
As the glucose broke down into
ethanol, and CO2 bubbled up
past the layer of sludgy
:: as Emotion : is to
I read articles
constructed by "professionals", families
supposed allies in my life, that then make
Emotions active, rising my blood pressure
and the heat slowly releasing
from my skin
in waves, stomach acids
My emotions then rise within me
CO2 from fermenting glucose;
my skin and thoughts release
the exothermic reaction of fermentation;
My physiological markers of distress feel
the bubbling yeast felt on my hands.
My rage and indignation
ferments as I read the words my
allies have written
about, for, in lieu of me.
I release out my CO2 exhalations
In effort to respond to those who would
(how can they?)
me and mine
the heat, passion, held in frothing.
Bubbling up within me, I try to
translate out this emotion and find my
(can words ever?)
to express the
emotion, sensation, feeling of you
and your presumptions of how far I can take this.
If you would like more info on what fermentation is/does/means in wine making, try this article at everyday Chemistry.