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Tea kettle humming

Your toes curl in the

Sunbathed carpet

Eggs in the pan and the

Yolks don’t break

The water pipes in the wall

Are singing; for once

Life is okay


Tea kettle whistling

And you miss a button on your flannel

The toaster a notch too high and your

Eggs are overdone


Tea kettle screaming

And you burn your hand

The sun is leaving so you go

You forget your tea

Instead, tears

By Minh Vu. 



Broken China