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Five Thousand Years

Lee Evans

Exquisite the jewels
Of five thousand years,
Displayed here for posterity.

That sparkling Iris sapphire brooch,
Bracelets of golden snakes entwined,
Necklaces dangling with scarabs:

Oh my love, I gaze and I gaze,
Admiring the craftsmanship,
Speechless with their beauty—

While all whom they adorned
Settle as dust upon glass cases,
And my mind settles on you.