Tea is too much trouble

Like friends requiring

Time and attention.

Better to have those glad to see you

Whenever they show up

Than folks in need of

Time and attention.








Too much trouble is this tea

As arranging Sapphic syllables

Or brewing loose leaves green

Better still your flip nattering

And errant wallowing

Than to swap auspices bearing

Time and attention.

Like these bags steeping of

Too Much Trouble Tea.


For Suzanne,

Book Nook Volunteer @ Teton Library Jackson, WY