, , , , ,

Shiny , sparkling


glittered like gold

from far.

A bit closer and

an unanticipated contrast

almost a shock


Is it possible

to have missed

and ignored

the real treasure?

Hidden , disguised

buried under the

dust and dirt.


The shiny at least gets a chance

to be proven wrong

cos the sheen draws you.

But unremarkable

goes missed

for the somber hardly appeals.