This poem has been updated from the original publication. 

Originally Posted: March 2008

Six In The Morning 

by Regena Rafelson

Six in the morning
At a modest motel
Checking out, the
Free breakfast as well.

Muffins, sweet. English.
Pale bananas too firm.
Orange juice and coffee
No tea.

A tiny stash, whole leaf
A teapot and six little cups.
Hot water was easy.
Soon, all was right.

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