What can YOU say in six sentences?
Three stone-gray bowls with a muted blue ring
(hold the brush steady as the wheel goes round)
from the days I heard what all she said.
She broke the second all in anger,
said it never happened,
so much never happened,
twice thanks twice, then.
The smallest went unseen
by staying small.
The largest the last wore its crack for years,
everyone saw, everyone said so,
surface or deeper, who could know?
Heat split it open, at last enough
to break the last bond
that held in what there was to hold;
it could hold back no more,
and so seeped its slow trickle.