What is left when the jar breaks?

What is left when the jar breaks and the water runs out?
When the cage is opened and the bird flies away?
To the play when the theatre goes dark?

What difference did the jar, the bird-song, the play make?
Almost none if it be one
if it aims to make differences

Will the water remember how it was shaped?
Will the birdsong echo down the millennia?
How many futures will the actors speak to?

What remains after the jar, wing and dialogues?
What remains of the will of potter, cage-builder, play-wright?
Yawn, stretch, greet

:- Doug.

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