Jan 21st – The glittering gem held all the secrets of the past

January 21st – The glittering gem held all the secrets of the past

13.21-13.31

Held up to the light, and turned

to the right angle, you could see

whatever you wanted to see.

It was all there, held in the centuries,

millennia, epochs even, of its own past.

 

Magma-forged, pressure-hammered,

and given time and space to take sides,

it lit up someone’s face, mined

or picked up, or stumbled across.

Older than plants, older than coal,

 

they are the earth itself; shaped

by nature. It takes days to cut

the rough stone, but only when it’s cut

it sparkles. Only then, held up

to the light, do the secrets shine.

 

 

Inspired by a prompt from here.

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