Serving Tea

by Alan Meyrowitz

          On caring for

          my father

 

He still prefers

a cup of tea

 

Therein, something

I can do

 

Serving tea,

the privilege mine

 

to honor all that

he had been

 

His will to thrive

is waning, a closing door

on years well lived—

 

through cups of tea,

two spirits buoyed and bonding

 

if only for some hours more

Alan Meyrowitz retired in 2005 after a career in computer research. His writing has appeared in Dark Ink Anthology, Eclectica, Esthetic Apostle, Existere, Front Range Review, Inwood Indiana, Jitter, The Literary Hatchet, Lucid Rhythms, The Nassau Review, Poetry Quarterly, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Shark Reef, Shroud, Spirit’s Tincture, Star*Line, and others.

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June 2019

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