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Five Cups of Disappointment

I poured a cup of calm but found a hole in the bottom
defeating my goal of contentment

One cup spilled over with love and happiness
until empty of all emotion

The third cup cried softly in the shadows
my defeat reflected in its glaze

I built a fence of wheat to protect the others
but cups are hollow when kept alone

The last two cups clung to each other
two bodies melded into one

In the heat of the oven, their arms melted
forming again in comfort

Having braved the defeat and the emptiness
they survived the heat together

My heart is a cup crying in the wilderness
aching to be heard and loved

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