Find Your Own Diamond

Diamonds in the Rough

Beneath a bluer-than-blue sky
I sit on my balcony
idly removing moisture from
plastic pages with paper towels.

Sun reflects upon them
causing my eyes to squint.

Diamonds in the rough–

Huh?

Diamonds in the rough–

I smile recalling mother’s words:

“If you can’t find a diamond
that has already been polished,
find one in brute form.
Then tenderly polish
the diamond no one else
had enough love to see.”

Looking at my love,
I share mom’s words.
He takes my face
between strong hands.

Love swims
in bluer-than-blue eyes.
He smiles,
draws me closer.

“She spoke about you, Love.”

©2011

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About emanita01

I am a Franco-american woman who hails from Brookline, Massachusetts. I live in France near the Swiss border, only minutes away from Geneva. I am a member of the Geneva Writers Group and the Association La Forge, a literary group based in France. I write stories, poems and am currently working on a couple of plays, a one-woman show and a dramatized poem.
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