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Poetry by Jackie Montgomery: Time for Hot Tea

Time for Hot Tea and Soon the Joy
of Awakening Children on a No-School Day
Glee. Gloating. Tittering.
Grumbles. Murderous glares from single opened eye slits. Grunting.
Aromas of home-baked apple muffins, bacon, green chile omelettes.
Stirrings and stretchings. Heavy-footed steps down the hall.
Heavy-bottomed tushes down in chairs.
Bright chattering and singing amid a flurry of morning kitchen katas.
Rumblings. Perking. Recounting of overnight dreams.
Butter? Cream? Juice?
Mmmhmm. Hmmmm? WHAT time is it??!!
Glee. Gloating. Tittering.
-Jackie Montgomery, February 10, 2011

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