long for loose

19 Jul

Early to the appointment:
unusual.
Enough time for tea
long for loose,
bags suffice

Lean over the silver electric kettle.
Sight of myself:
made convex by its rounded dome
audible rumblings within

Choose tea and scrutinize
distorted teapot reflection:
forehead, a shrunken comedic bulge
chin, an unrealistic recession

Tear packet
deliberately slow
pleasing
decisive rip of fibers
giving way with satisfying ease
tea steeps and seeps into senses

Quotes on teabag tags:
like prizes
in boxes of cracker jacks or cocoa puffs:

Everything I did in my life
that was worthwhile
I caught hell for.

Yearning spreads fingers and
gathers what feels like my heart:
Let me out
of this stifling box or bubble,
I think,
to catch a little hell

Set down fear
just that easy
set it down, hesitation
down
an inert weapon,
no force. No threat
without a hand to hold it

Momentum:
an urge
to tear open each packet and
take wisdom like elixir
gulp answers to all that eludes
complete understanding

Dixie cup, reality enters:
cinnamon steam
unseen
reaches languidly
dog ears this reverie

The tiny face still peers at me
from the teapot:

insistent.

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2 Responses to “long for loose”

  1. gonecycling July 21, 2010 at 2:18 am #

    I really like this – beautifully observed and full of lovely sensory details. Signing up now.

    • heatherfrendo July 21, 2010 at 8:00 am #

      thank you for your feedback and for signing up! yay!

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