Honey‘s for mothers
jam is for girls
with strawberry mouths
and lemon curd curls

Soldiers in yoke
line up for little boys
with snotty freckled noses
and far too many toys

Hot milky coffee‘s
for an early bird
clouded with cream
and carefully stirred

Fried eggs on toast
I‘ll prepare for my lover
for breakfast in bed
with crumbs on the cover

Marmalade is
for when you‘re alone
feet in warm slippers
best friend on the phone

© Frances Livings 2000


cup of tea steam in the shape of a dancer window sill night stars
Tea Cup Dancer photographer unknown

tea in cup porcelain cup red tea reflexion of tree branches
photographer unknown
tea cup tea honey in jar white flower
© Frances Livings Morning Tea with White Flower

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