Give a Stone Another Name
Take up your quarried white stone
and give it, once more,
a new name. Don't speak
of its hardness, known only
to that other heart. Engrave
its fullest sound where you feel it
most: not in the empty hand, not
on the back twice broken. Feel it
where you lean into it, softening.
Let it call you, your own return to home.
© 2013 Maureen E. Doallas