Ode to Teacup


A teacher once offered me a proverb:

The purpose of a teacup lies in the empty space.

I think that gives too little credit to my teacup.

Even when holding nothing,

       the curve of its handle looks at me cheerfully,      

       a porcelain smile,

       catching the morning sun on the windowsill.

Is beauty not purpose enough?


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