Tagged: tea

courting the curve of

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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love looks like this – no

beautifully romantic is the

beautifully romantic is the
name for the tea
you get when we hit
the city, insisting that
it keeps you balanced,
pulls you together
as if you couldn’t
stay afloat if it were
not for that lone
string. you once
warned me about
this place, but
solitude always
discovers ample
room for steeping
.
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here is the ceremony

here is the ceremony
of you, showing
up, bearing only
memories. here is
the ceremony of
us, sharing the
procedure
for
steeping the perfect
cup of tea over
a makeshift
conversation,
observing the
caesura that suddenly
appeared in our hearts
.
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eight-tenths full –

eight-tenths full –
my mother’s
recommendation
in meeting
hunger, in measuring
a well-mannered
portion
of
tea for guests, in
accepting applause,
in greeting life
.
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the hummingbird rattles in

at grandfather’s house

at grandfather’s house,
tea flowed into the contours
of conversation –

inspiring the palate, unfurling
each tightly held message
.
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here’s to those

here’s to those
mornings
when we would
break into song
mid-stream of
conversation
, mid-
cup of tea, mid-stirring
of porridge,
mid-laughter.
always hold me
to the next line
.
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by wednesday, i am

by wednesday, i am
missing
home – steel-nerving
myself for the
weekend ahead –
counting
on the kindness of
warm bread
and
and a fresh brew
to take me there
.
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