If I Could Give You One Thing

Something opalescent and petal pink

It’s surface rounded and perfect like new skin;

When the sun shines through it high jacks light

Casts tremulous rainbows across the room

See those bubbles where your eye shines big?

There are sugar spun clouds floating within

Little girl, if I could I’d give you everything.

I  have blown my heart into this moon-shaped thing

It’s strong enough it won’t burst from touch

That it might serve faithfully a lifetime long.

Something whole and singing with joy—

Just in case you need a vase to catch your tears.




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