Day seven of no coffee and I’m still sipping my vanilla tea.

With no vices but the Bean, I imbibe its aromatic brew so I can address the day’s demands and get stuff done.  Without my cup of courage, I feel like a raw, vulnerable nerve, stripped of my armor to the world.

My tea bags offer solace through philosophy.  Encouraging words to hold beneath my thumb as I steep.

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Feeling a little hesitant with mounting tasks ahead, I know love won’t pay the bills.  But maybe if I reach deep down, I’ll find some organic buoy of my own, no filter needed.