Tea spoon on napkin
beside tall glass, ice cubes
still spinning, undissolved
sugar crystals, one lemon seed
upside down tornado at the bottom,
she looks down at the table
draws a long breath.
Here it comes, boy.
In Caesura I wanted to put the reader into that moment before the big moment. The tornado in the glass is a pretty easy metaphor for barely contained emotion I guess.I am terrible at Japanese short forms — mine turn into punch lines. But Caesura is definitely influenced by haiku and tanka. And in the history of Jeff, Caesura is a prequel to Unsweet Tea.
I love a tea break. Break — Caesura? Oh never mind then 🙂
Go back and reread Unsweet Tea now and then if you missed it, here is Jeff’s INTERVIEW