for signs of fire; Look
for the accents & impressions of life;
Look for milk in the body,
but be careful of the cracked pottery.
Admire its curvature, its gloss,
or admire its flat matte finish;
but be as happy alone in the dark,
whether desired, or desirous of touch.
What more is there?
There are no favours for selection,
for valuing what is more than a cup to man
If hugged close to your body, if
filled up, or if shuttered behind glass doors,
cracked pottery cannot reflect the care you show,
and the care which comes too little too late;
its finest points are yours to appreciate.