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The Glass

As I gripped the glass in my hand, I studied its form The diminutive stem of depression era green was pale and nearly transparent It supported the fragile, colorless goblet, also very small and featuring a decorative etch just below the rim Perfect for sipping a classic Martini And with each sip, I pondered whose lives had it touched, where and when could it have been A flea market find, I knew only its approximate age I imagined the possibilities And as I nursed my inebriant friend, I realized that the glass was half empty or half full and I wondered if anyone else had held it during difficult times determining how to process the world in which we live

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Date: 4/9/2020 9:02:00 PM
Things we ponder when our feet stand too still! Enjoyed!
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/10/2020 1:45:00 PM
Thanks Kim xxoo
Date: 4/7/2020 12:41:00 PM
Hello Mike Gentile I sometimes wondered if the glass is half full or empty. Tome sometimes it is full and sometimes it is half empty. Mike i hope you are keeping well. Be safe my friend. Enjoy your day.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 4/7/2020 6:36:00 PM
Hello Mike Gentile, I wish you the best at the time lie this. Stay safe. Enjpy your evening my friend.
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/7/2020 2:42:00 PM
Thank you Darlene , Stay safe and happy Tuesday xxoo
Date: 4/3/2020 12:04:00 PM
Awesome poem, Mike:-) Welcome back!
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/3/2020 1:38:00 PM
Thank you so much Edward, Stay safe !!
Date: 4/1/2020 5:20:00 PM
Thought provoking piece Mike, and I love the imagery and how you were inspired to write this by your flea market find. I rarely drink and am glad of that at this time when isolation and uncertainty in the world could cause one to drown their sorrows, take care Mike:-) hugs Jan xx
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Mike Gentile
Date: 4/1/2020 8:39:00 PM
Thanks Jan and stay safe xxoo
Date: 3/31/2020 1:56:00 PM
A philosophical pondering... Alcohol can do that... Deep thoughts my friend..
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Mike Gentile
Date: 3/31/2020 2:59:00 PM
It surely can Silent One, Thanks !!
Date: 3/29/2020 2:38:00 PM
Wow, great image and thoughts. Nice detail. Well done Mike. Stay well. :)
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Mike Gentile
Date: 3/29/2020 3:47:00 PM
Thanks so much Heidi xxoo
Date: 3/29/2020 2:36:00 PM
A profound, beautiful 'bottomless glass' of a poem, Mike! Here's to you and your talented pen. A happy and healthy Sunday. ~ Gershon
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Mike Gentile
Date: 3/29/2020 3:48:00 PM
Thanks GW!!
Date: 3/29/2020 2:08:00 PM
- A beautiful glass ... old ... with a story no one knows today ... I love antique glasses ... but, hard to get ... and very expensive ... my, sister is a collector of old glass ... they are gorgeous :) - A great poem, Mike :) - Take care :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Mike Gentile
Date: 3/29/2020 3:50:00 PM
Thanks Anne-Lise and stay healthy xxoo