Myths and Texts


Chinese birth year animal place mats
of white paper with scalloped edges
suggesting clouds. Black tea steeping
in a black tea pot, fingers wrapped
around full ceramic cups for warmth.

Fingers entwined, exchanging old stories –
Eden and Ithaca, trains and planes
and quaint old inns, dogs and cats
and the Mermaid at the Shore.
Vietnamese holidays swapped, tit for Tet.


Published by

Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner

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