nthposition online magazine

small teapot with a silver spout

by Ditta Baron Hoeber

[ poetry - august 12 ]

I have a small black teapot
it belonged to my mother.
she liked black.

I have a son who liked it
but I’ve kept it.

even if he should speak to me again

I wouldn’t give him that teapot.

there’s love.
and there’s deserving.