Beauty is more than just a wrapping
look inside… tis where the gold hides.
For that little flake or nugget found
you must sluice away unwanted ground.
Gold is just commodity
passed between hands of those in desire
to wear to impress other like-minded
or sell when the luster no longer shines.
Caressing gold are other treasures
of color, facets, size and shape
gold is just a piece of yellow
don’t let her other treasures escape.
Make use of all she has to offer
sand and rock, mud and straw
adobe’s passed to test of time
build something that will last forever.