25.3.09

tea-addled mind.

what ever happened to China?
we ask unconcerned, sipping down its tea
in pretty cream-colour porcelain. detoxing
our odd-tainted souls with slow-flow green tea lakes.
waving 'free tibet' flags on
half-mast arms, pinkie fingers extended
eternal. prodding murdered crabmeat
to see it it regrows hobo pincer-claws
to fasten around our necks.

3 comments:

xTx said...

i can tell you what happened to china, but then i'd have to kill you.

Roberta said...

can i drink tea during?

Ani Smith said...

Slow-flow green tea lakes and hobo pincer-claws. So many delicious phrases to swirl around in the mouth.