Coffee, please.

by Froilyn D. Pagatayan

Coffee, please.

Clean, cook, check on kids
Brew, pour, drink- doorbell!
Quarantine pass and ayuda, then mobile market
Coffee is cold.

Clean, cook, check on-
“Mom, got disconnected!”
Turn hotspot on, check router, call network
Coffee can wait.

Clean! Cook! No time to check on kids!
Too early, this Zoom meeting
Blazer over sleepwear, splash face with water
No time for coffee.

Clean, cook, check on kids
Optimistically brew freshly ground coffee
Victoriously pour out the black, gleaming liquid
Indulgently sip on the warm, steaming cup
Does not taste or smell like anything!!!