they say it’s the Middle East crisis

or fluctuating exchange rates

on international currencies

being enveloped in the glow

still hides imperfections

show-cases ethereality

the woman next door

still saves money to buy

gold for her daughter’s wedding

but the graphs are mercurial

-indicators of imposed value

Perspectives rule…

they ask promised returns

in short and long terms

-undervalue permanence

secrets lying underground

refuse to be mined

to enter a fickle world

of glorified imitations

measurement in carats

being tortured to insert stones

-sold as commitment

gold asks for its rightful place

in unwavering hearts

but lives on roller coasters

in wealth graphs

11 thoughts on “Golden

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