Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Japanese Smoking Plate

My smoking plate is Japanese.
Hand painted rectangle
Glazed green
with clear light cracks beneath the surface
making it feel fragile
and aged
into quality.

I wonder who
will see me
when I am old
and if they will feel similar
about me.

3 comments:

Stacy said...

I don't exactly know what you mean by the same about me, but I think you are too beautiful to be so solitary, and I do not know what you look like.
Please go to Numb Benign (link on my profile)Give old ds a run for his money, so to speak.

thirdworstpoetinthegalaxy said...

The worst thing about growing old, I think, is how old people are treated. All too often not like someone aged to quality, but rather a "thing" that serves only to remind young folks of what awaits them.

Technomonk said...

Stacy: I have been enjoying Numb Benign and enjoying feeling connected to you guys.

Third Worst: I agree completely, but strangely find it challenging to change my reaction to older people - I would benefit from more productive interaction with the old - they are unknown to me.