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Offline Gyppo

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"You can never have too many teaspoons."
« on: July 06, 2015, 07:48:47 PM »
"You can never have too many teaspoons."

I looked in the cutlery drawer today
and remembered a voice from the past.
"You can never have too many teaspoons."
The mantra of an old friend,
which she repeated at every excuse,
and every time she was drunk,
which was most of the time.

So I counted, and I have fourteen.
All practical everyday 'using' spoons.  
We also have a few fancy ones,
usually received as gifts
and discretely tucked away as 'best'.
So I don't have to see the apostles,
or 'Souvenir of Chipping Sodbury' nonsense.

But there's one, the sole survivor
of a full cutlery set.
It's been with us since the caravan days
Somehow avoiding the fate of the rest,
thrown out with the dishwater
into a hedgerow.
It's probably as old as me.  Maybe older.

Hiding it away with the 'best' would be wrong,
but it sits one from the bottom in the plastic tray,
placed with semi-superstitious ritual
as I stack the others in any old order.
When I reach it, last but one,
it's time for a round up.
Time to make sure my world is in order.

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Re: "You can never have too many teaspoons."
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2015, 08:28:54 PM »
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that holds on the past in the shape of something others wonder why I still have it. Some of us can see more than just an old spoon near the bottom of the drawer. We see memories of the past the spoon dishes up in heaping spoonfuls.

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Re: "You can never have too many teaspoons."
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2015, 10:31:10 AM »
Really liked this one, Gyppo. Maybe it's the human nature in me. :)

Enjoyed.

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Re: "You can never have too many teaspoons."
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2015, 11:00:15 AM »
I'm glad it struck a nerve with you both.

The poetry of the mundane ;-)  You never know what's going to trigger the muse.  Sometimes the most ordinary little things flick that hidden switch.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2015, 11:05:54 AM by Gyppo »
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