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Friday, July 24, 2015

A Tasseography for her

By Gerlie M. Uy 

She drinks coffee everyday,
placing her stained cup
in a different spot each time.
Her stained cups, different each day,
stay between the keyboard and the mouse,
along the dusty books in the old bookshelf,
among the stacks of recent and old papers,
all waiting to be washed. Everywhere.
I won't tell you more about her garden,
or her closet or the house she calls home.
But I can tell you that just by looking at her stained cups,
this woman has so much in her lap --
unfulfilled desires and untended relationships.
She goes in and out of her daily tasks
like someone who has done it a million times,
without a feeling of happiness or even dread.
Just disinterest.
She drank her coffee a million times,
perhaps to tick her brain and kick her system.
But she remains disinterested.
Just by reading her life through her stained cups,
I can tell that all she needs is to wash
her stained cups
one by one.

By Gerlie M. Uy 
Copyright 2015

*Photo found in the web; credit reverts to the owner
**Tasseography is a divination or fortune-telling method that interprets patterns in tea leaves, coffee grounds, or wine sediments.