I want to write poetry, I want to paint your sky with a million colors, Or tell you how beautiful you really are. But the words in my head are a thin gold necklace, Knotted in 80 different ways Impossible to unravel, except by those with steady hands And patience. Patience to sit alone and focus To pay attention As they pull at each part of the knot, Slowly breaking away parts of the chain Sometimes grabbing the wrong section, that isn’t quite ready to be yanked out yet. It might take months, or even a year if you lose focus.
Once you finally see each loop of the delicate chain, You can wear it upon your neck. See how beautiful it really is, And how easily it can break, Or be knotted all over again
But jewelry can’t untangle itself, And who has time to untangle a necklace when you can pick up some earrings instead.