Lucinda Marshall

Ode to Abandoned Tea Mugs

The location of each
partially consumed mug,
still steaming with inviting aroma,
marks the place where
some crucial thought
requiring immediate action
crossed my mind,
leading to the irresponsible,
insensitive abandonment
of lovely, warm comfort,
found days later,
rancidly cold and
steeped with recrimination.


Lucinda Marshall is a writer, artist, and activist whose recent and upcoming poetry publications include Common Dreams, Stepping Stones Magazine, Poetica Magazine,and ISLE.