Blessing for Caffeine

Blessing for Caffeine (c) Gail Doktor 2018

Blessing for the pause shaped
By the round vessel between your palms
Paper cup, ceramic mug warmed
And pressing in a flare outward against the curve of your hands
Frothing with hot liquid and deep color
Brewed to biting wakefulness
Steeped to startling fullness
Charging up the body
As the soul inhales long enough
To anticipate the moment of goodness yet to come
And gives thanks for this simple pleasure
And the gift of time to claim it