April 20, 2009

Teh Tarik Tempo

Just how fast -
to swing the strainer
swish the koleh
twist the tin
stir the stuff
clink the glass
stretch the brew
let it froth
fill to brim
slice the spill
- is a secret.

'Tarik" in a glass
is life's special.
Nothing tastes
the same.

Cappucino in a cup -
just cannot compare.

(c) Charlene Rajendran 1999

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