I tried to think about xmodem, ymodem, zmodem --
data transfer protocols lined up on a menu waiting for my choice
like equally alluring varieties of beer
chalked up on a blackboard menu
_____in a wood paneled bar overlooking the Potomac.
But all I could think of was _____the taste of German white wine
in green glasses on the table between us
in that schloss that overlooked the Rhine River.
Our feet were touching lightly under the table.