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The coming extinction of teacups


06.09.16 Posted in today's words by

Patricia Saunders’ most recent poem to appear here was “The birds will fly over the volcano” (July 2014)

The coming extinction of teacups
By Patricia Saunders

What can you do with old teacups?
Too short to hold flowers, too wide to hold
pencils. They’re altogether too frilly and fragile.

Only actors love them, for the way
they frame raised eyebrows, and
call attention to an enigmatic smile.



3 Responses to “The coming extinction of teacups”

  1. Say it ain’t so~~

  2. billgncs says:

    lovely poem – it brought to mind this thought…

    chipped faded and worn
    the old teacup and my memories
    linger – curios
    like the fragile smile I wore
    when we agreed it was best you go

  3. Bobbie Troy says:

    I can see this. Thanks.

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