It's a good thing I've never had my heart shattered like crystal
Never carried its precious burden out to share with a guest
and had it beaten from my hands
and handed back to me in pieces.

No, I am built of different stuff, of clay, not crystal. Lucky
to be so unfragile, so dependable, something to use
Every day. 


Jessi said…
and in someways just as fragile.

clay doesn't often survive a dropping, or a falling down a staircase...
Jessi said…
or was that the point?
jana.kaye said…
Yixing teapots, without regular use, become increasingly fragile.