Invitation to Tea – Dan Blick

Invitation to Tea

The lane is beckoning in the Tuesday sun,
but no one comes.

Toenail clippings curl and yellow,
prose dries, flowers crumble petal by
droopy petal,
poetry does not hit the right vein.

And yet still the sun shines,
the lane beckons,
but no one comes.

Dan is a recent graduate of Cambridge University, who specialised in Islamic Studies, and has worked as a professional actor and writer since graduating. He is moving to New York to study acting in October.