He exerts his will
even over gravity,
but refusing
to press the lid securely
against the teapot. After

the crash, family and guests
sieve porcelain chips
through their teeth,
sipping false and
silent under
his roof.

Ashlie Sponenberg
ASHLIE SPONENBERG has been in graduate school in England, teaching English literature and working on her Ph.D. Now that she has graduated, she hopes to put much more effort into creative writing. This is her first appearance in The Adirondack Review.
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