Tea Water – a poem by R.W. Jagodnik

Tea Water

While enjoying a blessing,
the tea water boiled,
churning faster on the stove,
calling my devotion away
from Ryokan’s poem before
I reached the end; however,
I finished it just the same
and found my water just
as mossy, but never as quiet
as his was.  And no mountain,
either.

R.W. Jagodnik has had poems published in The Cortland Review, M Review, The Poeming Pidgeon, Borrowed Solace and The Mantle. Currently, they care for developmentally-disabled adults in Milwaukie, OR.

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