"If he was a good boy, why are we wearing these?"
Kris Moran’s image of a masked woman, on the cover of APS 10, had many of our readers asking: Who is that girl? And then: That reminds me of We decided to bring a group of APS contributors together and ask them right back. Part party, part prompt: Here is your chance to remember something, too. Join Glenn Kurtz and others on this Thursday, June 10th at The Kitchen.
Part of the pearlescent surface is gone
from the glass back to sand, a label
of time, that through the losses narrowing
this one from the Phoenician through the hour-
glass’s opening to here, names this crust—
only in number grains of year, not the shift,
not the heat, the fires, the person of each
who held it through, held the jar against its slake,
archaeological glass breaks itself
down from the outer layers inward into—
Feel the sandstorm of the glass dissolution
on the surface, the gritty cloud rise
out of the smooth, and transparence fade
in and out of its crust, a moon through the clouds.