Genius in a Bottle
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Genius in a Bottle

The Pearl Among the Pebbles

Use your fingertips, not your eyes

Photo by Mayur Joshi on Unsplash

Use your fingertips not your eyes
to find the pearl in a pebble pile.

Color can fool you, so can size
but the satin skin of rarity

speaks wordless volumes
to the uncluttered mind.



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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.