Please Welcome Alisa Hutton with her poem “A Glass Jar” from her site – dustedwords.com. A very thoughtful and reflective piece on how some of us handle memories and past relationships and how we might want to in the future. Please read this great poem from Alisa.
Please check out her site and also my Back Catablogging Report on Alisa’s Works on thereluctantpoetweb.wordpress.com. Enjoy!
I put you in a glass jar tucking you away on my deepest shelf
Curiously, to keep me safe and my best memories warm
I peered in every so often to check and see if you were still present and well adored
A dangerous balance
Close and an arm’s length away
The jar gave me what I needed
Reflective of what life had taught me at the time
Space and a soundless reminder of who I am
Values that reside steady and strong as much as they will long
What I didn’t understand
The jar that kept you deep inside my heart
What I didn’t quite see
Was that I simply needed
To set you free