With November's writing season upon us
I look back to the love affair I had
Between myself and caffeine
And notice the relationship has changed.
Whenever I used to attempt to write
A 50,000-word novel in 30 days
Coffee was my mistress
A dangerous affair for my health.
At times I would down an entire carafe
Within one daily session
Alas, thanks to high blood pressure issues
I've had to re-evaluate this strategy.
I now limit my caffeine intake
Due to this medical concern.
Opting for caffeine-free beverages
Outside of the morning hours.
I do miss my old caffeinated ways
I think my drive has suffered a tad
However, if I want to live long with my wife
The sacrifice had to be made.