:: bottles ::

:: bottles ::

now it is installed,
I can write of it.

my husband’s portraits,
in the first cabinet,
locked, precious.
a photograph below,
pickled in time, sweet to the touch.

the top is the negative side of him.

the middle is reflective,
the mirror smashed.

bell jars are easy, chain store,
small dome more difficult,
borrowed from his grave
when the ants crept.

larger dome is mine. part
of my memorial piece, my
space reserved six years ago,
due to the high water level
in that hallowed ground.

we will lay side by side to molder.

the second cabinet.
now it is installed I can write of it.

lower shelf, the guilt I felt ,
about most things, nurtured
this way it still remains.

yet now it is locked away
in the glass cabinet.

two portraits of a lover,
you may know of him?

the secret pickled,
sent out into the world
for all to see. irony.

sealed. the waxy string
is wax and string.

say no more.
it is done.





The red string of fate, also referred to as the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie a red cord around the ankles of those that are to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger. According to Chinese legend, the deity in charge of “the red thread” is believed to be Yuè Xià Lǎo (月下老, often abbreviated to “Yuèlǎo” [月老]), the old lunar matchmaker god who is also in charge of marriages.
The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmates or a destined flame.

bottles are also in the collections of:-

museum of collage. america.
davis museum, Barcelona
oriel mostyn, Llandudno.


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