February 18, 2005


have you seen
how glass is made?

how a mountain dissolves
into sand,
how sand is fired,
and, all liquid heat,
is coaxed
by a skilled mouth
and deft hands
into the shape
a master molds.

malleable, mercurial,
glass is blown
into the most
fantastic forms,

and then,
left to cool,
goes sleek and still,
transparent and fragile,

infinitely breakable.

Fall 2003.

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