As a health tonic,
My grandfather ate
Is what he said to my her,
As she walked by in her server’s cocktail dress.
Like the sheen of his slick black hair and her long red nails.
19.3 g per cubic centimeter at celsius degree
Is how old she was when they met.
He’d be. And dead.
Gold is the metal most
Malleable and ductile,
Like her being as she melted into him.
Discovered in 3000
Wasn’t available to women who weren’t married in 1956.
Months is how long it took for him to form a life inside of her.
is the half-life of days my grandfather spent on earth with his son.
Gold is mined,
Like the page in her diary I dug from a chest.
Cold and dark like his as he collapsed in her arms on the bathroom floor.
Health effects of gold:
Nothing adverse expected with
Just death by stomach cancer.
May cause irritation in your
Never got to meet either of them.
May cause aggravation when
Like her soul though mine.
Expect a reaction,
If you have allergic
Mine, with her inside.