Broken Cups

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I broke a cup today.
Decades have elapsed
since the last such breakage.
How dumb a thing
to break a cup.


Sharp and pointed shards
fly everywhere. Every
piece of handle must
be found and wet wiped
up to get it all.


Like a friendship
once whole and shaped
to hold many things
that nourish, once broken
it holds nothing, only
the punctured space where
sharp edges linger.


I look at the broken pieces
and hold my face for loss
remembering other things
that have broken over the years.
Recollections of plates, and
one time friends, glasses,
figurines, and chums, gone now
never to again be useful. Never
to reform the purposes for which
they were manufactured.









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SSmoothie's picture

Couldn't bare to lose my fuck

Couldn't bare to lose my fuck up cup! Yes I have a very old set and a tea cup broke, irreplaceable :( I killed a part of my history... I think you have really allowed the reader to understand the loss... HugSS

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allets's picture

The Fuck Up Cup

Later, after the holiday hoopla I would like to revisit that cup. It is a strong feeling of a poem coming on over here - Be well and have a happy holliday and a safe one - A

Lady A


Beavis's picture

You can never find them all,

You can never find them all, but there's value in the search itself ;-) great write!

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Valued Searches

I agree. We keep looking anyway, just in case. Lol - Lady A

Lady A


Astral_Tides's picture

Hmmm I'm not sure which

Hmmm I'm not sure which spectrum this resides in.. but
the parallels you connect in helix form are quite lovely.
Intertwining torrent of metaphoric depths.
Exceptional Lady A : )

"The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence." R.W.E.


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Time As a Helix

...Of Semiprecious Stones...a favorite short story. You remind me of this title...thank you for your kind comment...useful and well received - Lady A

Lady A