Tea Loves Thee
By Rachel Hoyt
How does tea love thee? Let us count the ways.
Tea loves thee through taste and warmth and peace
And ability to cause deterioration to cease
As you tip toe towards the golden days.
Tea loves thee so the you in you stays
Quiet and calm, like glowing candle light.
Tea loves thee deeply, like carrots help sight.
Tea loves thee sweetly, like a vitamin packed fruit.
Tea loves thee by making some lung damage moot.
Whether on ice or hot, or through some altered state,
Tea loves thee with a love you can’t refuse.
If you sip it, tea becomes your best mate,
Sending you antioxidants in slews.
Tea surely dost love thee.