Found You Then

You’re a small diamond that I found one night

As I walked across an open field: dry

And silent, with dust that rose to cloud my sight

From all save the dire moon in the sky.


It shone so bright; no clouds were there

To shield my eyes from its pallid dread;

But there was something in the restless air

That bid me stop and turn my head.


And thus I looked before my feet

to the sullen ground that stood before

me, and saw beneath a dusty sheet

of earth, the treasure I now so much adore.


I knelt and placed you in my palm

And raised you high so that I might see

Underneath the tyranny of night, the calm

And utter beauty of the world staring back at me

Through you, my diamond.

The End

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