Tempered Glass

“You are like tempered glass.”
That is what you said.
I didn’t understand it then.

I understand it now.

I am tempered glass.
I understand after so many years.
I don’t break into splinters.
I don’t shatter into shards.

I break into small pieces.
Such very small pieces.
No sharp edges.
Almost like pebbles.

Such small pieces that can’t be put together.
Just like tempered glass.

July 2019 Writing Prompts

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10 thoughts on “Tempered Glass

    1. Thank you!

      This was one of those prompts where I wanted to write something for it. Something about that phrase “tempered glass” just spoke to me, but I just didn’t know how I wanted to use it. So, I looked it up just to see what that phrase meant. As I read more and more about it, I was like “Huh. Okay. I think I have an idea now.” and it took off from there. 😀

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