Let me count the ways.
(with sincere apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning ....)
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My cup can reach.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
most quiet need (which is to start the day with you.)
I love thee freely (as I strive to awaken.)
I love thee purely (as one who is addicted.)
I love thee with a passion (which is embarrassing.)
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
when I was pregnant
and had morning sickness,
but my love is so strong
it was reclaimed when all sickness had passed.
I love thee with the breath (though coffee breath be not pleasant)
with the Smiles, tears, of all my life!
and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death,
for surely there is coffee in Heaven.
[Don't forget to visit Nutmeg, get your BNL fix, and send her a post for her "Loveliness of Comfort Drinks" fair.]