Saucer
 
 
 
A plate?  Too small.  Too
shallow for an ashtray.
No model for the moon:
broken in half, this
 
brittle disk doesn’t swell
back.  The best you can do
is hide it under a cup
or scrap of crochet
 
but it always sticks out.
When guests sit near one,
you must be very polite
so nobody finds faults.

 

Mark Cunningham