BY WAY OF CONTRAST
Grandmother’s silver coffeepot—
fine filigree around the handle,
chasing and repoussé patterning the lid.
The matching creamer,
sugarbowl with tongs.
Her white linen napkins,
bone china cups.
My Mr. Coffee maker.
My red ceramic sugar bowl
patterned with spirals and stars.
My white creamer—novel souvenier
from Columbus, Ohio.
My red-checked tablecloth.
My heavy blue pottery mug.
Interesting where the mind goes when making the association of random words. Would also be interesting to read what some of the others in your group came up with for these exercises. Think they’d share?