Do You Want A Cup of Tea?










Do you want a cup of tea?
All I want is relief from pain.
Would you like a biscuit?
Please take this fear away.
How about a relaxing bath?
The shame I feel shrivels me.
Are you drinking enough water?
I am wracked with guilt.
Think positive thoughts!
I want to die now.
Have you got a hobby?
Yes, sleeping.
I’ll put the kettle on.
Don’t light the gas.
Now stop being silly,
Do you take sugar?
Got any drugs?
What can we do to cheer you up?
Fuck off.
I know you don’t mean that.
How what?
Do you know?
Because you’re not that sort of person,
Here’s your tea.
Now, lets talk about all this.


Written by Francis de Aguilar©
Pic: Claire Palmer



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One Response to Do You Want A Cup of Tea?

    1. As an ex-careworker, I know this hits the nail on the head.

      Comment by Ian Mason on 18 October, 2018 at 5:20 pm

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