Caesura

Tea spoon on napkin
beside tall glass, ice cubes
still spinning, undissolved
sugar crystals, one lemon seed
swirl,
upside down tornado at the bottom,
she looks down at the table
draws a long breath.

Here it comes, boy.

Jeff says:
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