When you drop a china cup it
It smashes,
And it smashes into many pieces.
You can use glue or super glue or super duper glue to mend it.
But you’ll still feel the cracks.
You’ll still see them.
And drinking tea will never be the same;
You’ll worry.
You’ll worry it will leak through the cracks and
You. Burn your fingers and lips and tongue. Burn.
Once you drop a china cup,
Be this tragedy accidental or otherwise,
That china cup is never the same,
To you,
Or to anybody else who picks it up.


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