Monday, August 7, 2023


When I think of it, 
I'm delighted 

to analogize 
my mind 
to a diamond: 

sharp, clear, 
and multifaceted—

lustrous, the way it 
somehow elicits 

all of the breathless 
spectacle of living 

from within 
an array of 

yet multiple 
defectless planes 

But then, 
when I'm made 
to think of it further, 

only in the presence 
of light 

does that happen—
and only 
at the hands 

of a well-
trained artificer 

who plies 
every trick of his 
trade to these things

over and 
over again—

all day long—
for a living.