Tea Stains This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 3, 2015
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I stare at the couch
still fragrant
from the tea
I once tumbled
over it
and you said
because it was so sweet
the stain
would never leave.

I stare at the couch
as you sit there,
Mother,
sipping the best
Indian tea.
This time I’ve added
a few extra sugar cubes
hoping
even after they come and
tell me the couch is empty
and make me swallow
hard doses of
lies that make one
forget
things.
Have you forgotten so soon, Mother?
The tea is warm;
please,
don’t leave.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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Amai-kun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 1, 2015 at 7:33 am
Beauty and wonderful poetry. I applaud you for this. No wonder you have so many Editor's Choice pieces.
 
Ray--yoThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 26, 2015 at 9:36 am
Thank you very much, McKay :)
 
Mckay This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 14, 2015 at 10:21 pm
Phenomenal poem that oozes a lingering pathos and nostalgia. The imagery goes well with the emotion. Congrats on the Editors' Choice.
 
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