Hot Coffee

Via #JusJoJan

I wrote this in the winter of 2016 after a long, cold night in Virginia without electricity. I swore, to paraphrase Scarlett O’Hara, “… I’ll never be cold again!” and decided to move to Arizona.

To Thomas A. Edison and the Northern Neck Electric Cooperative

Thanks to you, I took a warm shower today.
Because you never gave up,
You kept trying the next idea,
I had a cup of hot coffee this morning.

In freezing gusts of wind all night,
You were outside directing traffic
Or putting up a post, winding wire,
While I was huddled under every blanket I own.

Thank you for a hot breakfast,
A working computer, clocks that tell the time,
a load of clean laundry, and the comforts of home.
I wish the same for you.

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