The Potter's Order
You, who bring and carry potters
and through time you channel us
tempering the elusive illusions
of so many passing artisans:
I would like to know why so light
we are, so lucky that you slide us
which doll to your pleasure, and root
our flow with that of the pots
until that scanty term is broken
that the order of life disposes
and supposes our announced decline.
For this reason, I want to think that, perhaps,
our humble contribution composes
thing greater than the balls that I knead.
Julian Ortega Duran,
June 12, 2022.