Rose Quartz
Madison Ardlen

Rose quartz
A fountain of youth,
A loving symbol.

Colored
Perhaps from
the dying blood love
of sweet Aphrodite
and passionate Adonis.

Rigid
From attempting
harmonious gatherings,
To take away red rubies of anger
and fire
and soften it into peaceful pink.

Formed
As all love and civilization is,
Over the course of years.

Broken apart
To symbolize half a love,
Half-healed,
Wishing for wholeness,
Torn away from its own love,
Never to see its crystal family again.