Love and Diamond

by Alfonse Battistelli

my day swathes diamond

luster into life: the sweet sparkles,

blushing to restore what

i hold dear

throughout her.

we mingle through hours

with gentle hands together: touching…

our refractive senses

speckling at the ease of our pleasure,

our enlightenment.

the cuts of us

greaten the greatest of mere sums.

our layering, my precious—

the better measure of our love.

Alfonse Battistelli is a writer from Columbus, Ohio. He attended Ohio University and obtained his B.A. in history. Currently, he attends and recites his work at Writer’s Block Poetry Night in Columbus.