Jerusalem Glass

The second of a pair
of special wine glasses
made of Jerusalem crystal
soft and misted,
with twists
of red like Jupiter clouds,
and speckles of blue rain
broke
into pieces nine and half
years after our wedding day.

They were

beautiful.

She shines

Carrying on, carrying child and calm head,
bearing bump, bearing burdens of friends,
keeping up, feasting on the word of God:
how she does is how does she do