“China Cup”

Published October 16, 2011 by Susan Woodward

Pretty bone china– delicate and fragile;

Perfect for daily tea.

Often inlaid with near-invisible fine cracks that

Withstand the tempered liquid…

Reliable, pretty cups

Serviceable for years–

Till the day the tea delves into the delicate cracks

And the pretty bone china lies in pieces,

Serviceable no more.

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