Musical Monologues

Tea With Circe

Waterline gets lower each year
Yet still I’m drowning
Treading water in a teacup
Charybdis carries me
Clawing at the currents
Searching for stillness
Snatched up by Scylla instead
Surviving by grace or perseverance
Returned to an endless sea
By some mad caprice
Waves still churning
Roiling, boiling mindless spatters
Overflowing teacup shatters
Circe’s enchantment released

January 22, 2020