Gathered stones

Did I ever tell you that I collect gems

and once with a discerning eye

like a crow diving for gutter foil

it was fake shimmer I couldn’t pass by

 

I pressed my hopes on a diamond cut

deeming it worthy to treasure in hand

but watched in dismay as it crumbled

into grey lustred grains of sand

 

Sift carefully the gathered stones

with tarnished imperfections to feel

treasure them as old friends

for they are in truth the most real

9 thoughts on “Gathered stones”

  1. Very nice! A fake friend can, over the long run, be more damaging than costume jewelry bought at real jewelry prices! If we could only put friends under u.v. light, like sapphires to tell if they’re real or man made. Great post!

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