A Long Cup of Tea

Death is too negative for me,
So I'll be popping off
For a long cup of tea.
Do splash out
On two bags in the pot,
And for my god's sake
Keep the water hot.
Please pick the biggest mug
You can find,
Because size really does matter
At this time.
I'll pass on the Lapsang,
With that Souchong
And that stuff with bergamot,
And stick with my favourite friend,
You know the English breakfast blend.
Breakfast! thanks for reminding me
There's just time before I fail
To stand on ceremony
(Two rashers of best smoked back
Should keep me smelling sweet
Up the smoke stack)
So, mother, put the kettle on for me
It's time, mother, for my long cup of tea.


Michael Ashby

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