Diamond Eyes

from by Justin de la Cruz

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remember the time we got stranded?
remember your eyes, a mile wide?
fell off that rock for your amusement,
i cracked a rib, and you cracked a smile.

then you started to joke about
our food supply running out
and who you thought should get
to eat the other first.

your diamond eyes, they’re a fortune.
but when they don’t shine, they cut to the core.
my sterling heart is far from stainless.
when it’s cold, it rusts and it molds.

you thought our love was
worth its weight in gold
but when it’s paper thin
it doesn’t double when it folds.

my oh my
buy sell buy
my oh my
buy sell buy

we won’t survive, we’ll lose everything.
wealth will reign while we sputter and shake.
our government pays the top two percent.
and the other 98 can eat cake.

we’ve been let down you see,
by our own society.
but no one wants to test
the waters from the shore.

my oh my
buy sell buy
my oh my
buy sell buy

i still recall the way that you walked,
a scuff of the toe, a flick of the wrist.
these images have been sewn into
the fabric-y folds of my brain.

and when they start unraveling,
gray skies will circle in,
we’ll sell our souls
for a pouch of silver and a kiss.

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from Nuclear Winter, released July 5, 2018

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