By Frank Finale
Photography by Sara Caruso

Clear, white, green, blue…rarely shiny.

Frosted look with no sharp edges.

Beer, juice and soft drinks; bottles, jars and time.

Broken junk of man becomes beautiful—

colors set in pendants or rings.

Empty whiskey bottle tossed into sea

by fisherman turns up decades later—

amber gem in sand. Time and tides

bring back broken things of man, polished

by sea and sand; made matchless. Consider

this blue gem in the ring on my wife’s hand.

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