To the oyster it’s a nuisance
to the starfish, it is worthless,
but to us, a pearl’s a treasure,
of which, some are deemed as priceless.
How does one establish worth,
of a person place or thing,
what inherent value
to the table do they bring?
What about a marriage
more specifically, a wife,
what makes her a treasure
more valuable than life.
The truth is, she is who she is,
priceless from the start,
but through each passing season
she grows more precious to his heart.
Yet she longs to see her beauty
reflected in his loving eyes,
for therein does the pearl
her own beauty realize.
West Texas Juniper on Alabaster