The Geode's Secret

Externally, some average stone,
abrasive, caked across with dirt,
so overlooked and left alone
until reckoned less overt
when outward shells cave into light
as pressures entering reveal
what lies beneath this veil of blight:
exquisite crystals nonpareil
configured with especial bent
reflecting all those mysteries
reserved behind the evident
subverting any guarantees
the eyes completely have their say
when beauty's truth delays display.

The Geode's Secret © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: June 1, 2019