The Invention of the Future

some people see the face
of jesus or mary or elvis presley
in yorkshire puddings
or chip shops

… and then there’s the tea leaves
people see things in tea leaves

i’ve seen myself
sipping (not slurping – so uncooth)
little pinky cocked
bone china tea cups
balanced on dainty saucers

… then someone invented tea bags
each cup of tea is an individual
but made in a likeness
the future is brewing only we can’t read it

by P.A. Levy

Return to Issue 36