It’s ruby sweetness is tempting,
for a moment at least,
until you remember the depth of this cup.
One quick shot will not drain it
as it runs over not with delight,
but with the possibilities of pain.
He gave it, it was not a trick
and yet he had let slip that this cup
was not one to sip from lightly.
To drain it would cost everything,
and so with trembling hands you receive
but can you yet believe?