Without denigrating or elevating
two of my favorite beverages,
examine with me, if you will,
what our society does
with them and us.
We are espressoed at every turn,
pitched the idea that speed
is the key to happiness,
and incited to gulp giant java
all day long as productivity's enhancement.
What of life's Oolonging?
Ceremoniously or not,
there is deliberateness and attentiveness
in tea's steeping that awakens us
to life's calming cardiac rhythm.
Shutter speed, it turns out,
is not all it's cracked up to be.
Without attention to focal point,
life is a race to a picture of nowhere.
© 2014 Todd Jenkins