Glass Trophy

Have you seen those glass trophies?
the ones with the chamfered edges,
completely transparent,
etched lightly with the details
of your average accomplishments.
You might see through one
to another award won
sitting forgotten
behind this modern monument
like a pixelated reality.
Participation awards pretending
to reward enthusiastic participants
transparent in their guile
fragile as their glass.
Sleek wedges edged
with clear glass edges
seal a grainy sans font
accompanying bouquets.
not for winners, not for losers,
but for the rest of us posers,
a little basilica of silica
a meek monument to our meekness
Ceramic Shield™ shields our weakness.