Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Saturday, March 28, 2020
She gets me out of a dark cupboard,
where others more useful than me stay.
She puts me in the center of the table
and puts in his thick-handled spoons.
He takes out the spoons and replaces me
with a cut off, used potato-chip can.
He casts me aside saying,
“Cups belong in the cupboard.”
She says, “But I want to see that cup.
It’s too small to hold my tea.”
“I want it in the center of the table
holding your thick-handled spoons.”
I’m with her. I’m only half a cup.
I remember their daughter smiling,
saying, “I’ll buy this for Dad.
On my side, in colorful lettering reads,
“Grand Turk was so expensive
I could only afford half a cup. “
So Mom put me on a living room shelf,
and smiles, remembering warmer climates.