We are whole

I went to the museum today

and watched my baby drum his hands

on cabinets of Rhodolite, Crysoprase and Beryl,

And thought about the rainbows of jewels

in the dust strewn galleries of Vienna,

and how you would never again be there to tell me stories about them.

So I held your grandson close

and told him

This is Jasper.

Here Malachite and Mica,

Corundum and Copper.

I am you, he is me, we are whole