Friday, April 10, 2009

A Coffee Mug By Any Other Shape

There might not be a demitasse in space
But thanks to Don Pettit now there is this:
A coffee mug that surely will replace
The sack and straw in orbit. Naught's amiss:
It holds the liquid e'en in zero gee
By virtue of its shape, which does exploit
A weird and wondrous liquid property -
That's surface tension. What a mad, adroit,
Solution to a problem ere its time.
Someday, might dwellers in a habitat
Regard these things as normal, not sublime
And weird new artifacts, for tea and chat?
I kind of think I'd like one of my own
Though space is somewhere I'll not get to roam.

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