I feel the steam on my face
Like a lovers breath in winter
Thick with wine and stringy with Swiss
I dive in head first
Plunge deep into the depths of Cheddar and Gouda
I do the backstroke in a pool filled with cheese
I dolphin through the thick, creamy abyss
Making waves in melted Gruyere
Creating ripples in the pot
Dribbling cheese down my chin
Le ciel de fromage.
I swish, swish, swish,
and bite, into heavan.
My body is transformed
My mind, reborn
Sopping wet, sticky, and warm
Smelling of Sauvignon Blanc and a Dairy farm
I remember that as a kid I used to say: I’d like to be baptized in milk
But that was before I decided to boycott religion
I discovered cheese fondue.