Geode

Written by: Leo Larry Amadore

Bronze tint glints from fractured
surfaces, peppered planes of salted
quartzite, eons old:
attributes peculiar to rock,
to stone, whose strength
no soft tissue could ever know.

No iodine suntan ever quite
approached that shade, nor ivory
smile's glow blinded
as its glassy show:

To this flinty hardness mind
never swoops; no human heart,
though cruel, could ever reach
its crystal cold.