Saturday, September 15, 2012

# 19 Three Tasty Teas

"As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything.
Have a cold?  Have some tea.  Broken bones?
There's a tea for that too.
Somewhere in her mother's pantry, Laural suspected,
was a box of tea that said, 'In case of Armageddon,
steep three to five minutes."

- Aprilynne Pike, Illusions

One month before 
My sixth birthday,
Sitting beside my mother
On an airplane,
Late at night.  

To Canada!
A new life for our family.
An adventure!

My mother, bent over, crying,
Her tears confused me.
Flight attendants hovered.
I asked her
If she wanted a cup of tea.

- Maggie

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