Lonely stacks of dainty teacups
remind me of long ago ladies
who set their hair and powdered their noses.
Ladies who dressed for lunch
in darling hats and white gloves.
No chips or cracks
Hey, sweet little cup
how about a second chance?
We’ll get real.
This lady will fill you with strong coffee,
sipping from you in an old t-shirt.
No guarantees of a chip-free life here
but, I think better than growing old on a shelf
wasting another chance to share your beauty
with the world.