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A Cup of Russian Tea

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is simply that

and the curve of any arm will do
when wisteria's in bloom.

But each tender brush of fingertips
weaves an intricate design
the tatting of a ghost left hanging in the air.

For all the careless moments you are caught:
your heart inside a street mime's box.

-- Annette Dietz

 

Annette Dietz lives in Pittsburgh and is a member of the Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange and the Pittsburgh Society of Artists. Her poems have been published in Paper Street and will appear in the upcoming anthology Along These Rivers (Quadrant Press). Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Tuesday at 7 p.m. on independent radio, WYEP 91.3 FM.

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