Love Like Glass

after Lisel Mueller

Through it, we see the world,
lens of our disintegrating vision.

Clean, its transparency bares
odorless, untouchable truths.

It reveals only what stained
light shines through.

We throw rocks at it, testing
its shatterproof promises.

Weighted, it holds down our letters
and receipts. Hot, we shape it

into vessels to carry our endless
wants, shapely and refillable.

Marco Anders

Marco Anders (he/him) lives in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, with his husband, two cats, and two chihuahuas. He received his MFA from Hamline University where he briefly served as a poetry editor for Water~Stone Review. Anders was managing editor for Flash Fiction Magazine (2016-2019) and has been previously published in now defunct journals, Versewrights, concīs.