Twin, flawless gemstones, radiant and bright
But without the shimmer of starry light.
Cavernous pools of undiscovered secrets
Holding life and knowledge, but no trinkets.
Roots and heartwood full of memory
With leaves reaching for new discovery.
Passionate fire blazing tinder's heat
Yet no smoke, ash, or glow to cause deceit.
Scars and etchings blotched and blurred
Whispering voices speak words unheard.
So much witnessed, so much absorbed
Causing new wisdom to be willfully forged.
With these twin gemstones you look at me
And I wonder just what you see.