He wants to remember
What she is like and
How his hand feels on her body.
It has been there countless times before.
The imprint of this ritual
On his mind is deep.
His hand starts at the
Side of her chest,
Slides its way down and
Dips into the waist,
Up at the hip
And down to the thigh.
They call to mind the important,
Forgetting what is hurtful or useless.
Changes in her do not matter
Because he pictures her young.
She knew his strength and sees it still.
Down the side, in at the waist,
Up at the hip and down to the thigh.
She wants to remember what
His hand feels like on her body.
It’s been there countless times before.
The imprint is deep in her mind.
Down the side, in the waist,
Up the hip and down the thigh.
Audio and Comment-
World Tea Expo - 2015
That Crucial Steeping Time
Men are like tea leaves.
Getting in hot water for just
A little while produces
An interesting and tantalizing flavor.
Too long in hot water-
Creates a bitter taste,
And makes for a
Very unpleasant experience.
So, Ladies, whether brewing tea leaves or men,
Don’t worry about them being in hot water.
Let them steep for just the
Right amount of time and you, too,
Will savor the flavor of
Your favorite cup of tea.
Audio and Comment-
The above poem,"That Crucial Steeping Time" is one that I read over and over again to those who stopped by our booth looking at The Tea House Times information and my collection of books. This particular verse brought many a laugh from the couples in the crowd. Yes, other poems were read as well, but this amusing verse was a wonderful way to begin a conversation. "That Crucial Steeping Time" can be found in Musings With a Cuppa-The Poetry of Tea, my first book, which is now on sale now for six dollars per copy.
For those who do not know, Earlene Grey and Susan Patterson are one of the same person. When I first started writing, I didn't want anyone to know. Silly me. Now, fourteen years later, I don't mind so much if people understand that I am a poet. My company is still named Earlene Grey and many people call me Earlene. Great fun! skp