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Tranquili-tea In A Cup

by Kishan Baskaran 2 months ago in inspirational · updated 2 months ago
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A never-ending comfort

Tranquili-tea In A Cup
Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Entranced by the dancing steam on the surface

And lost in the developing deep brown hue below

Reflecting the true colour of my pupils

I ready to stop the leaves from burning

The carefully chosen cup is caressed

Returning an embrace to the soul

A sweet floral aroma with hints of spice

Prepares the mind for satisfied sighs

Impatient, I take a sip

The first, scalding

Tongue, Palate, Throat

All numb, but only for a moment

Before a satisfied sigh escapes


As I trace the movement

Warming my core

Simple worries are momentarily purged

The world is silenced

The calming heartbeats echo

Deafened by periodic sighs

A sense of relief to be lost in the moment

All until I reach for a sip that isn’t there.


I get water to boil,

Pick out my next set of leaves,

And let the tea steep…

By 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič on Unsplash


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