Kupate (CuppaTea)

“No, No, I don’t drink Tea

I only drink Kupate

Tea is No Good,”

I said as I should

as they looked at my cup askance.

Golden Liquid pours from the spout,

“What’s in it,” they ask

Full of Doubt

“Oh, Fresh Raw Ginger, grated thin

and crumbled sticks of Cinnamon

Gently brewed with orange skins

and…”

I look up at their faces full of chagrin

They know

the tea

has

slipped

in……

~

 

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