Can You Remember Diamonds?

behold are the green plains expansive untold
when we were children we far upon them rode
bicycles tricycles we forged haphazard trails
sand and dust mixed with sweet lavender air
as we scattered wild laughter gale glittering
stars colliding together into the sun alighting
magic soon to be swallowed by the dark unknown
as we grew older leaving bicycles to tawny rust
late night prisons rooms where money is talking
her age accelerating lipstick cigarette smiling;
yet can you remember at all, can you remember me
before your sunshine flowers fell into black sea
crystals upon the surface sinking to the bottom;
can you remember where we found them, my love,
the diamonds your eyes shining on sandy plains?

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