We Search

We search among stones

plain on the outside

mute colors 

occasional glimmer

reflects Iowa sunlight

dig deep to the bottom

of a quarry dreg

pound hard with rock hammer

split open to reveal inside

hope of crystals 

jasper     gĂ©odes

trilobites from an ancient sea
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dVerse prompt on hope in quadrille after rock hunting in Iowa

We Search