time passes

black licorice tea
sweet-sweet
cabbage salad
licorice tea
dessert wine saccharine pulls back cheeks
but steam
releases between eyes
rises
heat
sinks
tongue slope
lukewarming
placemat’s corner packet
a marron glace
al dente
tea astringent dry
ruminate
salivate
swig
sugary-spicy
last
new drip

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