It’s ‘Only’ a Paper Cup?

30 01 2015


An everyday paper coffee cup

Started with a crispy spruce cone

On a moss-laden quiet forest floor

Where sunbeams sent loving arms

Through bracing misty air

And soft breezes sent the seeds

To peacefully tumble into loamy nests


Refreshing rain and the dawn’s dew

Led the eternal seed to ease into life

Silently connected to everything everywhere

Reaching up in all weather and seasons

To become a towering parent and provider

Rooted firmly in a cyclical community

Until ironic maturity led to a rapacious saw


Made into boards for creaky homes

Pounded into nebulous bleached pulp

Chemically modified and recycled

To become mass-produced cups

Transformed into uniform stacks of vessels

To be mindlessly used and thrown away

It’s ‘only’ a paper cup?





One response

1 02 2015

Very thoughtful Miles. I like it! Well done.

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