I love the sad little tray
That sits on the desk of every hotel room,
Splashed with weak tea, not wiped away,
Piled with sugars and sachets
Of tea and coffee and crappy UHT.
You’ll need at least six of those thimbles of milk
But you’ll make do with one for tonight,
Saving the other for the 6am call.
And the white plastic kettle
Will take half an hour to boil,
Leaving flecks of hard water
Floating on the surface of coffee so weak
I’ll easily be asleep in an hour or two.
Because the hotel room coffee tray
Is a sad little place, but one that is needed
When I check in, depleted.
One thought on “hotel room tea and coffee”
Oh, yes, indeed, Rachel! It may be a sad little setup, but it’s essential. I’m especially glad to have it because I’m a very early riser. Trust me, there is no place open when I wake up! So it’s good to be able to get my morning caffeine in the room.