Hold me through the ages, time-stopped
in stone; cave-captured crystal born of stars,
like us, soulmates,
eternal, entwined, encircled, encased,
encompassing the miracle of love
If we are found after a thousand tomorrows,
in our calcified connection, in our everlasting embrace,
they will see–despite surface cracks—
our bond has held beyond life
into the hereafter.
This poem is for my prompt at dVerse today. I’ve asked everyone to write a poem on artifacts. (I’m not making a distinction between art and artifacts.) I didn’t have anything particular in mind, but I discovered the Ain Sakhri Lovers. You can read more about this ancient sculpture here.
Also, a reminder. This Thursday, 9 December, will be Open Link Night on dVerse. The first hour, 3-4 PM, EST, will be live for anyone who wants to participate. You can post a link without participating in the live event. Link one poem as usual.