For Tweetspeak’s prompt under Bottled & Canned. Which was August’s prompt. I’m a little off.




I put my secret in a tin of tea

because who would look for a secret

in something so everyday?

I buried it at the bottom, so deep that even I forgot

until the day my silver spoon

scooped out the last bite

of mint green leaves

my secret

safe in its “cool and dry place”

just like the label said

still zero calories


  1. Absolutely beautiful. I keep reading and re-reading it.

  2. i think i will hide mine in the recipe box…

  3. “so deep that even I forgot”