i am glass

i am glass
all my blemishes seen
looking out from within
i exist in between

and because i am glass
to see clearly is key
bright crystal details
most valuable clean

but because i am glass
i may freeze from the snow
grow heated in summer
though most never know

because i’m here for your use
i exist to inform
my primary purpose
to weather the storm

and because i am glass
impressions are seen
hands passing over
the space in between

and though cracks exist
in the earth and the moon
a fracture for me
means the end will come soon

because i am glass
and cursed when i break
all reflection is lost
in a single mistake

in my absence, a frenzy
new elements faced
but because i am glass
i am easily replaced