It was the T (and all of the above)

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It has taken me this long

to realize

how many times I have

drunk the Kool-Aid.

When I admittedly

enjoy sipping, spilling, and

sharing the T(ea).

Pinkies up or firmly gripping,

dainty hold or fist a clenching,

I do enjoy a spot or thermos

of tea.

My conviction and my passions

have led me

into one too many

Kool-Aid keggers.

Was it my forties,

promises shrouding lies,

or standing back sober

from the saccharin high

just long enough

that broke me?

It was the T

(and all of the above).

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Queer Writer & Poet | Sex and Sensuality | Health and Wellness Interests | Personal Experience | LINKTR.EE/TOLBERTMBB | Instagram @tolbert_on_medium

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