Breakfast discipline

toast soldiers

toast soldiers

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My soldiers are
tall and slim today, with the
marmalade spread thin.

I have taken care
to make the coffee quite strong
(no sugar, no milk).

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The image connects to a recipe (on Orgasmic Chef) for eggs and toast soldiers – even though I’m not especially keen on boiled eggs – because I liked the narrative style.

Image credit: I Knead You (a WordPress blog).

Antidote

antidote

antidote

Ah! Lady Grey tea,
fragrant, red-gold, freshly made –
a French glass teacup.

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On the table, soldiers of wholegrain toast spread with butter and marmalade. Antidote for a troubling dream – scrambled shards of memory, gasps of grief long ago abandoned.