Dispatches from the wilds of Poetania – Pour

The Mona Lisa

The teapot is timeless
cream,
fifty-six-dollar-extortionate
neutral;
compatible with anything
anywhere,
anywhen.

Comfortable in the uncertainty of an empty shelf
of unmet companions
and unborn conversations.

This first porcelain brick
of the future I hope to build,
with the man I love
in this over-brewed city;
infused in the overwhelmingly
Tannic acid of
too bitter,
too sharp,
too much.

Unboiling under unwavering eyes,
steeping
the anticipation

of Irish Breakfast
Sunday mornings
and Thursday evenings
of warmth,
relaxation
and the New York Times.

the Lady Greys of
elegant
social
occasions.

The Russian Caravans of
good friends
gathering.

Anticipating
the day
when I have enough company
to put away my lonely tea-bags
for good.

Its generous curves
pregnant with possibility,
filling, drip by drip
with futures
as solid as vapor
and tea-leaf prophecies.

A wave frozen cresting,
a surge impending
through my life;
clearing,
cleaning,
renewing.

But for now,
It sits,
silent,
lonely
and waiting.

A Harding/Kealey collaboration

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  1. awesome! I love this “Comfortable in the uncertainty of an empty shelf
    of unmet companions
    and unborn conversations.” and much more!

    • Thanks! I’m glad you like it! That was actually a tricky one, ‘cos there’s no way to say “unspoken” in English that doesn’t imply a past-tense conversation that was avoided, as opposed to a yet-to-be-had conversation.

      Except, obviously, for the brilliant turn of phrase you see before you.


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