I Shall Remove You

The mineral elements of the earth
Are mined for the visceral beauty

They bring to your breath, set upon
glass window cases. Topaz, diamonds,

Emeralds. Champaigne colored rocks set
In some necklace, set on some neck,

Set where the breathy compliments of men
Can be contrived to bring self assurances.

They told me you were a diamond, albeit,
They told me you were in some rough,

Albeit all diamonds must be extracted
And refined in some sort of way

I told them. I told them I shall remove
You from your resting place,

Set you upon my neck, set you where I can
Contrive the breathy compliments of men,

As if in removing you I didn’t also remove
Myself from that same hardened place.

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