You dance across linoleum floors,
Marble glittering beneath your glow,
With a twirl, you burn the rime away,
And suddenly the reality I know
fractures in your auriferous light,
And gives way to something pretty,
You turn around (your smile is sparkle-bright),
Your lips wake a sleeping city.
There is a ballroom shrouded by,
the grime of life around us,
You shine and the veil melts away,
And as my eyes work to adjust
I feel you faintly squeeze my hand,
And look across in wonder,
I think - If my hand wasn’t so tightly in yours,
I, too, would have been torn asunder
Sometimes, you think you're broken
Because there are splinters through your heart.
You fail to see how you sealed every crack with gold
And made yourself a work of art.
I see you, and I see everything that’s precious. You were blessed by Artemis, your eyes swarm with fireflies.