I want to slowly shell your sadness as if paring the garnet-stained rind of an afghan pomegranate. I study the accentuated aril, that husk-lilt of what is wilted; cradle-sacred in the artesian well of a peeled
portmanteau - whetted hands, halcyon eyes
For you, I am an angle-kneed farmer of Mandalay rubies
I want to garden your grief. put my mouth to the cut lip of that hemorrhaging earth where you christen yourself after another flood – a quicksilver fettle; a storm raking coals Here I train my tresses into a trapeze to halter your body when it evades its ebb & flickers into a scintillated waterfall I collect your crescent frame its molten litany; its lachrymal oath pearl by pearl stone by stone
I bring you back from that descent wrapped in a song of soot; the ebony soil of a skin still alluvial with sorrowed intent I have a tattered bedside, a bowl of hot water & a pulse that feels crushed into pollen. Soon I will see you grow from man to music I orchestrate the narrow hum in my fingers across the ornate-wired harp of your shoulders I invent another elegant geometry to trace the paisley of your cicatrices
I place my face in the trestle of your neck a blind dove eclipsed behind the attic’s window The night is drawn thick- an indigo sailcloth I watch the rain shatter into mirrors upon the cobblestone Do your dreams still dance as shadow puppets? To murmur a footstep into the corridor of the oyster poise shaping your somnolent ears, I borrow the light of orange sulphur as it cascades into the belly of a buttercup Each wing a wave a smallness that invents a sea from an empty space
I tell you I love
You; a quiet God erupts from the contours of the scarred tissue of your sleep
“Here you go Elsa,” Anna murmured as she laid the food tray by her beloved sister’s bedside. A large bowl of thick porridge smelled so good it could make any person’s mouth water. Elsa obviously thought
otherwise. As soon as her blue eyes settled upon the food, her
expression grew sour and her mouth twisted into a pout.
A mix of blue, green, and white - clear quartz crystals (raw and polished), quartz sphere, copper, blue tiger’s eye, blue apatite, kyanite, bloodstone, chrome green quartz, green tourmaline, infinite stone, chrysoprase, rough green garnet, moonstone (both kinds), scolecite, and howlite.