uncut diamonds…

uncut diamonds

as bapa dola
stood near
the water’s edge
a student of his
said that
he had heard
in the village
from a war lord
about
the honor
and
glory
of dying
for one’s land
bapa dola
tossed a stone
into the water
and said
fools
see the rings
that move away
as the stone
enters the water
the rings
pull the eyes away
from
the tragedy
of the stone’s death
a stone
that
could have held
a diamond’s beauty
inside

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