Wake up and take up today’s burdens.
Perk up and work up your drive.
Groggy, brain foggy, day starting.
Not yet ready to be alive.
Motivation in a mug,
A warm hug,
A shoulder shrug,
Black and rich and steaming
Pour a curl, a swirl of cream in.
Cup to lip, a sip, caffeine trip.
Slowly eyes open.
Here’s hoping adulting goes easy today.
But in this place, a moment of grace in a vessel of clay.
Time to stand up, reach your hand up, get on with the day.