Dreams’ glass crystals are
Forged in the heat of passion
shaped by a realization;
blown with the breaths
of hope and love.
Prized for their optical transparency
they reflect & refract souls like light
bouncing off prisms, lenses and windows.
Like the glass crystals they are made of,
dreams are durable or breakable depending
on the crystals they are made of.
Some crystals are fused quartz
as in disordered, random, and lack
the crystalline structure, these
make up whimsical dreams/daydreams.
And though they weather well
they are very hard to temper and heat
resistant, that’s why these dreams
can only light the way for others
or melt away a dreamer without
solidifying into a jar you can hold
or break or collect its broken pieces.
Window glass crystals differ because
they have very low tolerance for heat.
Because of that they are very pliable
and transparent, once formed you can
peer into the world through them
but you can not lean on them.
That’s why they are dreams
that carry the seeds of concepts
to be carried out but can not
stand on their own to face the heat
of time’s tests and human natures’
twists; they too can easily be broken
without leaving pieces behind,
just shiny powder that says, they were there!
Pyrex glass is a glass made for heat.
Designed to contain ideas & realizations
their forms expand with dimensional stability.
Stress has no bearing on them that’s why
they don’t crack and don’t go into thermal shock.
Though it’s rare for these glasses to be opaque,
they are the safest of all dreams because even
if they do break they leave big pieces that make
cleaning their mess easier and sometimes you can
glue the pieces back and use the container for solids
not liquids, and though the crack is visible, it becomes
part of what makes that pyrex a strong reminder of
what was there and what could have been and what
to avoid in the near future and what to hold on to.
Crystal/lead glass, named crystal though not
crystal for its crystal ability to refract light.
Renowned for its brilliance and glamor
but often avoided because of its fragile nature.
In other words they are dreams of happy
moments that celebrate cold intensities
but can’t withstand heat or stress.
That’s why they only house new dreams
of new beginnings never plots or strife.
They cut their dreamers with the same ease
they are cut with and leave sharp thin edges
when broken making their clean up a messy
and risky business, so handle them with care!
Fiberglass are hybrid crystals that marry
the pliability of plastics with the brilliance
of glass, making them perfect for long lasting
iridescence such as halogen bulbs and perfect
material for sailing boats and fishing rods.
Long term goals find homes in fiberglass dreams
because they withstand heat and water erosion.
They are adaptable dreams that almost never break
or age or get run over because they were built to last.
No clean ups are required for such dreams because
they always manifest into durable realities.
Germanium Dioxide glass is a passive crystal
made with a shield that renders it an ability
to fight corrosive environmental circumstances.
Their extreme clarity allows them to be used
in optical waveguides, communication, and even
allow dreamers to enjoy night vision making them
the perfect arsenal to protect dreamers and their dreams.
Not only no clean ups are required with this glass
but its crystals are self reliant and can survive
given their shielded natures and multifaceted usages.
As you can see not all dreams are born equal
for not all glass crystals are made to dwell.
So if you want to avoid broken dreams
and a messy risky clean up, choose crystals
that are designed to house your dreams,
durable through heat, flexible, shielded
from circumstances, and with multifaceted usages.
After all a dream is a car and a dreamer its chauffeur.
A car won’t drive itself on the road or into a tree,
but a sleepy, sloppy, lazy, unsteady, driver
can crash, break, crack, powder, and evaporate a dream!
This piece relates glass' scientific attributes to dreams in a symbolic approach to explain why some dreams end up broken and others endure.