Monday, April 30, 2018

Zebra Brews a Pot of Tea

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Early morning I walked into the kitchen
And found a Zebra brewing a pot of tea
While checking out the news on the television
Would you like to have a cuppa too says he.

He offers it to me a cup inside a silver zarf
An ornamental metal cup holder if you didn’t know
What next, I wonder, breakfast cooked by a dwarf?
I act nonchalant hoping my confusion won’t show

I see brightly coloured ribbons flutter about his head
I notice now that he is wearing a zucchetto
A round skullcap that is coloured red
It doesn’t surprise me when he starts singing a libretto

You must be hungry too, here have a zeppole
The perfect time for a deep fried dough ball
I think as I dig in deep and have it whole
Surely I hallucinate I think leaning against the wall

In thoughtful contemplation I stroke my face
What’s this? A flowing drooping Zapata
A most magnificent moustache lies in place
This turn me into a persona non grata

Enough of this witchery I cry aloud
I will still live my life with zest
Then I hear the clap of a thundercloud

I find I am alone in the kitchen and at rest


On to  'Z' for 'Zebra Brews a Pot of Tea'.

Finally this is the end of the challenge as I reach the letter Z.  I have absolutely enjoyed doing this.  It is different from what I normally do, i.e. flash fiction, but was fun all the same.  Would have been nicer to have received some comment love and feedback, I would have done it just the same.

My A to Z entries can be navigated to from this page - A2Z, please do take some time out to read and comments on the poems.

I'd love read what you think about this post...


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for the shoutout Dee Dee

  2. Really creative! Great Z post, Subroto!

    1. Thanks Anita, I had fun with this.

  3. Thanks for increasing me vocabulary. Up until now I'd never heard of Zarf. As a general rule, Zeppole doesn't rhyme with Whole but in a world of personified zebras, that may not matter.

    1. Ha! Ha! When Zebras start making zeppoles then anything is possible. Thanks for your comments Larry.