Perihelion: An Online Journal of Poetry and Mayhem
The Phoenix Issue, No. 16, Winter 2008
 
 

ASSEF AL-JUNDI

Tea

Sometimes you are aware
These are her last few years

You want to touch every minute
To say the right things

Feel that lifelong ribbon between you
Let your being be flooded

But all she wants is for you
To sit beside her

To drink her tea
Listen to her stories

Water the plants
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