And Jesus sternly warned them, “See that no one knows about it.” But they went away and spread his fame through all that district.
Wear the pearl close to your heart,
silently, beneath your shirt,
and let that gentle pressure remind you
that your treasure cannot be given to another.
Can you share the sunset of last night
the way the clouds wreathed themselves in flame
and bent down and breathed
on the still ocean?
One word, and you have shattered
into a thousand second-hand
they are beautiful
but they are not