The ketchup on these plates I wash is dry,
a spray of crimson spared from Monday’s fries.
I recognize those peanut butter marks
that decorate our cups with muddy tracks.
These fossils of the meals we once have shared
are found upon this dirty tableware,
but such remains will soon be washed away
and are replaced with newer, fresher stains.
We’ve shared so many meals upon these plates;
we shared so many secrets as we ate!
I grew from youth as cracks grew from their sides –
what memories these little bruises hide!
It’s sad to think I’ll one day leave these bowls,
to buy new sets to fill a newer home.
365 Sonnets is completed! While there be no more new posts, feel free to read the sonnets and comment! :)
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