When I Woke Today I Noticed
When I woke today I noticed, the smoke was rising fast,
It smelled of caramel, of soil, of acid then it passed.
The familiar grind, the low hum, of the work inside its shell,
Was slow to start and wasn’t right, I thought “Oh, what the hell?”
That’s when the panic happened. I realized my plight,
The coffee maker, our favourite friend, was sputtering in spite.
He’s been working overtime with all of us at home,
He works all day, sometimes past five, but we leave him all alone.
Now I wonder if he thinks we just don’t give a care,
As he smoulders, this frightful sight, his anger fills the air.
A gentle scrub, a filtered clean, a notice of his toil,
Might that have been enough to stop his anger from its boil?
So I sit, and stare in shock, as my day begins to shape,
What were we thinking without plan B, a rookie mistake.
I learned my lesson, Jura. I learned my lesson, sure.
Remember those who make my day easier to endure.
My husband and my dog come easily to mind.
Our son and daughter too are always good and kind.
But now the lesson we have learned is to think of others too.
Of ovens and refrigerators, and coffee makers’ brew.
Of washing machines, of vacuums, of freezers filled with food.
Of toasters, of microwaves, and a blender doing good.
Sure we thank the mailman, the grocer, and the cop,
But when do we take a moment to thank the gadgets running the shop?
So thank you computers. Wifi and TV too.
Thank you, dishwasher. I’ll say it, “I love you.”
Thank you, working plumbing. Thanks, electricity.
Thanks to furnaces, air con, and a sprinkler’s simplicity.
Thanks to all those who make my day a brighter place to be,
Now can someone talk to coffee maker and apologize for me?