Poetry: Hot Drink Remedies by Juliette Sebock

Poetry: Hot Drink Remedies by Juliette Sebock
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Hot Drink Remedies

 

Whenever I’m asked
if I prefer coffee or tea,
it’s like someone’s opened
the back door during a blizzard:
I suddenly freeze.

I drink coffee every day,
save a few if I’m sick.
On those days,
it’s tea I turn to
as the ideal remedy.

Coffee’s a constant,
an old, familiar friend,
but tea is a fix-all,
curling up in a corner of the bed
with a book and a blanket.

Coffee is my favourite hot drink,
and so is tea,
because I can’t choose just one
kind of cosy, warming,
lifetime hot drink remedy.

 

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