Be grateful for your day’s first tea;
That English Breakfast cup,
Which starts your day with strength and flair,
and inspires getting up.
Be grateful for that Lover’s Leap
beside you in the car;
that fills the empty spot that stirs,
Be grateful for that strong Assam
to complement that steak.
Yesterday’s Coke and salad?
-A lamentable mistake.
Be grateful for that Bi Luo Chun
you’re sharing with a friend,
to bridge the gap from long-gone lunch
and the work-day’s weary end.
Be grateful for that sweet Sow Mee
Before dinner’s washing up;
Capacity is nearly reached-
So just another cup.
Be grateful for that Darjeeling;
In front of the TV,
Relaxing with a fragrant cup
And a Hob Nob (or three).
Be grateful for that minty green,
That perches by your bed,
As sleep that needs sleeping
Fights with books that should be read.
Be grateful….. zzz …zzz….zzz