Firestone

My only precious thing is loving you.
All, all my wealth is in a single gem
for I have come to take a settled view.

A deep-set radiance that I never knew –
a crystal gift, from which the good hours stem.
My only precious thing is loving you.

And there is nothing to be held in lieu.
Upon the dark of time, a diadem
for I have come to take a settled view.

Now no more waiting in a ghostly queue
to net in life-rewards, by stratagem.
My only precious thing is loving you.

The flickering lights that once I would pursue
(dull, dull to this) I here and now condemn
for I have come to take a settled view.

When time is under threat and must renew
its richest certainties – here I hold them.
My only precious thing is loving you
for I have come to take a settled view.

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