Myths and Texts

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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.

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Published by

Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner

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