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Abstinence from teaThose patrons of my time, they dissipate
Like so much steam from a cup of tea. Dissolve,
Like sugar in a cup of tea; now that
Is the heart of it, if we dare to delve.
A perfect cup of tea is diamond clear;
So were they, but then the world became complex,
Or maybe this youth became less cavalier
Thought more about, say, diamonds, less of, say, sex;
He took to abstinence. Already he took
His tea without sugar. He liked it hot
And red and cloudless: five minutes on the clock.
Now tea would be a conceptunlike the pot,
Of plain white porcelain you can see through, set
Upon a shelf, kept dry, but seeming wet.
To a brilliant authorTo a brilliant author who begged the question
They are the masters of symbolic art,
Those who can understand a human brain,
But, in a misdeed of the very smart,
They blame the stupid for the smarts’ disdain.
Mollie's Ribbons I grew up in a small town just a few dozen miles from the closest water sourcea slowly shrinking aquifer that squatted underneath the seat of Thompson County, our neighborly border. Fortunately, we hadn't yet been quite as devastated by our annual droughts as those in Oklahoma and Texas. Rumors would occasionally drift in with a tumbleweed traveler about how bad the deep South had dried up into nothing but an old dusty lake bed, but these flashes of news were too few and too far between to be counted on as up to date or even true.
Once, I heard one of my distant cousins, a boy by the name of Harold, was said to have been caug
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