Today’s prompt is to write a poem that involves a recipe – you could use a favorite family recipe or invent a recipe for a love potion. So here’s my take on a Southern staple – iced tea.
Three tea bags – not two or four
Heat the water then you pour
it in the pot.
Wrap the tea bag strings
around the handle
while they steep.
How long should they steep
To be a winner?
Just long enough, so that the tea
is cool by dinner.
If fame and fortune you would gain
Be sure you know just when and how
to strain – the tea.
Raise the bloated bags above the pot
Trap them to a spoon – take care they’re hot!
Now the part to suit your heart
Water and tea – which will it be?
(The solution’s in the dilution.)
A Southern staple – to be sure.
A tradition likely to endure,
despite the options in the store.
© 2017 Kalen Kingsbury