Tagged: tea leaves

on your birthday –

on your birthday –
a cup of tea
to steep
our predictions,
contain our
luck while we
are lucky enough
to grasp it,
embroider yet
unrecognizable
stories, the tea
leaves in
our tapestry
.
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in my mother’s

in my mother’s
household and her
mother’s household
and the household
before her’s and
so forth
, there
was always space
for tea

in between the
task of making
ends meet. time
was measured
loosely on
the buoyancy
of a handful of
leaves, and
bitterness was
left at the
bottom of each
cup long before
we could say
goodnight
.
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