Your tears sit on your cheeks,
pearls of inestimable value,
glittering sorrow diamonds
welling from a grief brutally honest
in its simplicity.
I see the beauty in its expression,
in the way each runs to its fellow
in its course to the forever sea.
each drop finds a mate,
and runs free and true and wild,
restless waves lit by
the seafaring sun,
soothing distant shores
with its ancient lullaby.