Based on Pablo Picasso’s ‘Famille d’Arlequin’.
Glass in an Armory
An oblong looking glass
as cast into an armory,
grasps for a frame’s edge
reserved for fleur-de-lis firearms.
as welded by breaking men
fire to aim their ambitions into
mirrors of soldered stability.
May no customer note the fragility
of the hands that uphold the quivering shards,
and yards littered with broken blankets.