Joshua Judson, Headline – line edit.

9 Feb

Tech – wash.

edit –

At 8, I don’t know where tea comes from, 
but if it comes unsugared, I’m sending it back.

My young tongue needs sweetness
like my hand needs a bigger hand
to squeeze it across the road.

Tea comes after family meals,
Dad places hot mugs of routine on the table.

Tea stained sugar slush swirls,
I start losing milk teeth.
My hands swell around my mug.

I learn the click bubble click of kettle.
A new corner of the kitchen is taught to me.

And just lately, I’ve noticed
a lack of brown sugar slush
at the bottom of the mug.

At the crossing, my hand twitches 
for something bigger, then falls empty into pocket.


One Response to “Joshua Judson, Headline – line edit.”

  1. Nikki February 13, 2015 at 6:10 pm #


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