The Glasses

I haven’t seen you in many years, but now it seems you’re back. I made the switch from contacts just last week.

Like when women cut their hair at fifty or men prefer Whole Foods, glasses are a comfort fit for age.

The last time we were together I was eleven. Jennifer S. threw you against a chalkboard before beating me up after math.

I got contacts and boys saw me. I got bangs and went to homecoming.

After years of makeup and tight-fitting spandex, I forgot how I love the way you feel.


9 thoughts on “The Glasses

  1. That is an amazing picture! As someone who has worn glasses since he was three years old and who only rarely wears contacts, I think I have a different relationship with eyeglasses than you do. However, like you, I do associate glasses with maturity and contacts with (relative) youth…

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