The Finest China
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
– John Locke
Painted with ornate elegance
vibrant shapes dance
beyond the golden skeleton
with contagious disposition.
Chips and nicks reveal its history
of family and festivity,
disputes and delight
fixed and lost tradition.
With lost sections and jagged edges,
it appears time to prepare for preservation.
While time has weathered and wearied,
it is stronger in spirit and tale.
Many have entrusted
large loads upon its base,
forgetting its ceramic
structure was not constructed
Assured eternal life,
its legacy remains
in the hands of those who have held
it in theirs, the vibrant colors
forever stains their skin.