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There is no teacup
To match the broken saucer
Since I shattered it
it shattered
On the hard kitchen tile
I tossed away the shards
As unglueable
The sharp edges
Sliced the liner of the bin
Pulling a bandage from the junk drawer
I decided I can salvage the saucer
Where the cracks
Won’t matter as much

#56 in the Tea project
and for the dverse prompt of 3/2/21: edge

13 thoughts on “How the cup broke

  1. Perhaps kintsugi … the Japanese art of mending with gold to make something broken all the more precious.

    • Wrote that one already (never posted it):

      What do you do
      with a broken heart?

      Put it back together
      and let time fill in the cracks.

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