Tea Dream (published in Icarus Anthology, Issue Two)

Tea Dream

Your desire & failing light are the same. If I could
I would make tea leaves out of you; to read.
Their amber odor sweet. Our private book.
Your slightest look easily will unclose me, cummings mused,
strolling around Paris, confabulating la bohème.
Would I read something like that? Or do lines
bitter & tingle, just like a fork’s tines?
I know how to arrange you, because memory is one huge paraphrase.
After reading you as tea leaves, I might leave.
Coming to a place unbound by your touch.
(The more you touch me, the less you will know me).
If I stay, barrels of light might begin to spill—

 

(nominated for Pushcart Prize)

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