stuck like golden glitter
under my gnawed fingernails
so beautiful and entrancing
yet I cannot reach you
how can something so bewitching be painful
as sparkles burrow under my skin
I scrabble fervently to remove them
but it's too late now
the glitter is inside me
living and dancing in my veins
sinking into my consciousness
and bringing my weary blackened soul back to life
for the first night since you died
since the glitter was lodged under my nails
I sleep soundly as our child
because like age old glitter
you now live within my blood