The Litany Mystery

and the blind woman’s tea cup
…?
the sun the moon the stars
stuff on the porch, the kichen table
in the attic, the basement and…
the blind woman’s tea cup ?

have times so changed
has someone
unbeknownst to me
in my dotage
patented a tea cup for the blind
with a built-in beeper
sose there’s not too much milk
or sugar
or lemon

c’mon
surely what was meant
was tin cup, no?

the blind always had a tin cup
sose they could hear the coins drop
a tin cup
and if somehow it got
knocked over
fell to the ground
it wouldn’t shatter
they wouldn’t end up
with bloody fingertips
and cutoff mittens
trying to find the coins
among the shards

no,  i give up, i’m stumped
the blind woman’s tea cup? 
beats me, Mister Collins,
beats me.

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[not every day I take on a Laureate]

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