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Poems - Tea for Breakfast


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Tea for Breakfast

by vexations

Bored stiff, eyes cast upward,
she drifts by his sprawling legs
like fog rolling in from sea.

Newspapers clutter the breakfast nook,
his ink-stained fingers clutch ceramic
birthday cup — last year’s surprise.

Today, the cup, the coffee, his only distractions.
The sweep of her garment grazes his back unnoticed.

She’ll pour the final cup of breakfast tea
and settle into her longings,
empty as her teapot.

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Re: Tea for Breakfast (Score: 1 )
by loisseau on Wednesday, October 13, 2010 (14:55:41)
A fine vignette, with sad overtones we can only guess at. I like the condensed structure and the fine line-breaks.

Well done!


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    Re: Tea for Breakfast (Score: 1 )
    by vexations on Saturday, September 10, 2011 (08:48:59)
    I can’t believe I never thanked you for your comment about this poem. I’ve not been as engaged with writing of late. Anyway, belated thanks for a comment.

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Re: Tea for Breakfast (Score: 1 )
by GplentyP on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 (02:05:28)
I thought this piece was kind of funny, Mr. Vex. But as it ended, I too wondered if it was meant to be sad. In any event, I enjoyed it.

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    Re: Tea for Breakfast (Score: 1 )
    by vexations on Saturday, September 10, 2011 (08:50:43)
    Somewhat I guess I missed thank you for your comment.

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Re: Tea for Breakfast (Score: 1 )
by Pujakins on Friday, September 09, 2011 (22:32:32)
A ten and a heart for you, friend, well done indeed! YOu told the story so wonderfully, what a fine example of poetic illustration. Thanks for sharing, Warm Wishes, Tasha

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    Re: Tea for Breakfast (Score: 1 )
    by vexations on Saturday, September 10, 2011 (08:51:53)
    Thanks, an old poem and glad you enjoyed reading it. Bill

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