I was making a cup of tea when I thought
I want to have kids,
To have my own house
And play with my two children
And cook them toast and eggs
On a Saturday morning,
Just like today,
As we watch cartoons on the couch.
I want to be married,
And love one man with all of my strength,
Tuck our children into bed,
And talk over mugs of wine and The Late Show.
I want to have a job,
And come home to my husband
And tell him a joke I heard from Josh, the new guy,
And how annoying Nancy was this morning,
And how my work is finally being published.
But I can’t do that in a moment
Like I can make this cup of tea.
So for now I’ll steep this bag
And be thankful that I have a second,
In my youth,
To enjoy a cup of tea.