jagged and obtuse,
or egg-shaped and small?
many thousands will think
and ask together.
we have a frantic need to know this.
while existing in burning air and suffocating space
spalling red blood tears
between each moment of sweetness
bits and pieces starting as wax, not honey.
it does not pour or flow,
rather builds and solidifies as stone
clashing with the surrounding sediment
to sharpened edges:
a gem that scars and heals.
that’s what love never tells you.