Jennifer Leigh Paccione

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Stained Glass

step inside hallowed halls
gaze upon these four walls
fix your eyes
from darkened skies
to where you’ll find
my windows
cut in stone

all we are
is stained

you are not unlike me
trying so hard to see
beyond the veil
oh so frail
that reveals
imperfections
one by one

colors cut under the surface
weaving leaden webs inside us
pieces locked into the past
delicate as glass

each of us a mosaic
our strength is so delicate
through the stains
the light remains
never the same
eternal
and made whole

all we are
is stained

colors cut under the surface
weaving leaden webs inside us
pieces locked into the past
delicate as glass

closed doors become windows
through illumination

colors cut under the surface
weaving leaden webs inside us
pieces locked into the past
delicate as glass
delicate as glass

delicate

as glass


Jennifer Leigh Paccione is a current MFA graduate student at Stetson University in the Poetry in the Expanded Field program. She is an experimental poet who employs sound, music, art, and film to create innovative and edgy multi-media works/installations. She is also a musician, composer, and piano/voice instructor residing in Orlando, Florida. You can listen to “Stained Glass” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/76e6k4yQ3uxkbjB6g3djCn


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