The Weight of Glass
Glacial cylinder with its thumb-thick base,
Its circumference weighted to balance a hand’s span,
mazarine reflections of the fjord’s ice.
The fire-pit spits out sparks of moonlight.
My tongue courts the contents of the glass;
A dalliance of lakkalikööri, a sting, a glow.
glabrous swirling coats its inner skin;
reminders of cold nights encased in your arms.
Lakkalikööri is Finnish cloudberry liqueur.
A Mazarine Blue is an extinct (1904) British butterfly.
There is only one Fjord in Finland.