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The Cold Cup of Tea Features
Marija Smits
Photo: Elizabeth Stanley


The Cold Cup of Tea


An already-cold cup of builder’s-strength tea

Is sat by the sink, and saying to me:

“I’m delicious, delightful, so drink me up, do!”

But I’m knee-deep in children, and nappies, and poo.

So call me again, when I’ve sorted this mess,

And have time to relax, and unwind and de-stress.


Later, much later, when the kids are asleep,

In my nightie and slippers I quietly creep

To the kitchen, and there is that cold cup of tea,

Still delicious, still delightful, and still waiting for me…


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