A cup of tea
“You really got a hold on me”
Earthen, china or steel bullhorned Taurus
You bring warmth and magic all for us.
I’m no poet but, if I could only describe
The power and the ease you bring to my life
This red-eyed Owl with her action-movie dreams
Can only be brought to the world with your reddy gleams.
Red is not even my colour
Black is what they like to call you
Green and white is what They say to
“Don’t think twice, it’s all right” when it comes to you.
But, I like my tea all hot and strong
And bold and full of passion
And sugary sweet and leafy with no milky dilution.
You’re strong and bitter
You make me fitter
No matter what doctors say about
You burning my stomach.
Summer approacheth and I’ll have you
Icy, red and lemony too.
But, oh cup of red hot leafiness
In my Taurus mug of Tenacity
Try as I might to quit your acidic enchantment
I still need my cuppa tea and two bikkies
Two or three times a day.