Lost without fields to fill,

I don’t know what those tinted glasses do to

soften the edges of every moving thing:

beneath you, through you, and there without you.

As I replied, looking into your


examining them closely to find

little pins like gems inside:

a quiet life,

a couple of times over.

a quiet life, a couple of times over 
2021 and 2018

argon gas and mercury in a 12 mm phosphor-coated glass tube; glass candleholders handblown by artist; built into a table or sconce. 

Juror's Choice Award Winner at Spellbound: The Pilchuck Glass School Annual Auction Gala, 2018

Images 1 & 2: Matthew Hollerbush

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