Have You Ever Watched A Glass Fall?

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Have You Ever Watched A Glass Fall?


Have you ever watched a glass fall?

It seems so


like time has stretched

to let it go.

You reach out to catch it

but your reactions

are wrong,

caught in this deceleration

of time

and of motion.

It tips and it tumbles,


through the air

and you are almost there...

not quite.



It shatters.

Submitted: February 20, 2019

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Mike S.

Another fine take on the pic, Hull!

Wed, February 20th, 2019 5:40pm


Thanks, Mike. This was actually based on an experience this morning.

Wed, February 20th, 2019 10:00am

NaQeeba Zafar

Nicely written, great idea!!

Wed, February 20th, 2019 5:43pm


Thanks, Nicks. Let's just say I had a 'smashing time' this morning.

Wed, February 20th, 2019 10:01am

Bobi Leutschaft Poitras

I love it!!!! So many things in life also seem to happen in the same way... Wonderful writing, Hully!

Wed, February 20th, 2019 6:06pm


Thanks, Bobi. Based on fact, but I could think of a totally different way of interpreting it too.

Wed, February 20th, 2019 10:14am

Jeff Bezaire

Nice format for this piece. It seems to be how things go ninety-percent of the time with glass too - we can't save it before it shatters.

Wed, February 20th, 2019 7:01pm


Thanks, Jeff. First thing this morning I knocked a glass straight out of a high cupboard.

Wed, February 20th, 2019 11:14am

NaQeeba Zafar

Haha wowww!!! What a great smashing time you had!!

Thu, February 21st, 2019 1:56am


Yep! Not much appreciated when I'd just woken up! Thanks so much for giving this a read, Nicks.

Thu, February 21st, 2019 4:08am

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