Brianna DiLillo

My Mom's Crystal

My mom constantly uses crystal,
It may be for a celebration with friends,
Or a holiday that seems endless.
From wine to champagne, my mom loves her crystal.
It may be because of its elegant look,
Or the way the light makes it shine so bright.
She does not use it to be classy, but each night
My mom shares a romantic glass of wine with the love of her life.
My mom sips it out of the glass in a dress-
Or she drinks it in her pajamas just
Nothing to fancy. She loves her crystal so much it must
Always be clean and neatly placed in its glass cabinet.
The only one my mom tries to impress is she.
My mom is not the expensive kind.
Just because she owns crystal glasses doesn’t mean she is out of her mind.
She just likes the smooth crystal against her lips.


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