Fiction and Poetry

Gen Mai Cha

A slow ritual pour
A steam covered glass
A dance of the ages
A division of class

The finest tea
A harvest by the poor
a blend of roasted rice
from the farmer next door

Sorted, dried, cut,
packed and shipped
to this gleaming lobby
where I now sit

greeted by white liveried chauffeurs|
served most delicate petit fours

they pocket a portion
for their own celebration
a royal event
in their government flat
a private temporary end
as runner, coolie and rat

by Andrew Ingkavet © 2011

By ingkavet

Andrew Ingkavet is an educator, author and entrepreneur.
His belief that learning a musical instrument builds skills vital to success in life has led to a thriving music school in Brooklyn, NY. Internationally, Andrew helps music teachers with the Musicolor Method, an online curriculum/training as well as a 5 star-rated book,The Game of Practice: with 53 Tips to Make Practice Fun. He is also founder of 300 Monks, a music licensing company.

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