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