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there is uproar in the kitchen.
you would think some restaurant was over-
booked and a weary chef was fighting
to deliver ten covers at once.
all i said was “i can’t get to sleep.”
he has decided to save me.
my valiant knight on horseback
is in the kitchen making something.
i yawn and sit pretty on the sofa.
it is nice to be saved and spoilt.
i start to drift away to some
distant land trying to ignore the blender.
he arrives with a large cup.
he gives this to me and hovers.
i must taste this though
i know it will burn my lips.
i can’t leave him hovering forever
so i take a sip, burn my lips
and melt with the softness of the milk,
an intimate pleasure.
my cup of love, hot milk,
cinnamon, honey, all blended
to froth and he has grated
nutmeg on the top.
i smile up at my valiant knight
and he relaxes, all is well.
i have been saved
no more dragons to fell.
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