I have been warned that I fall in love with people too easily,
but I have my reasons.
I am not naive,
I can see people’s faults and dark intentions,
but I also see their hidden riches.
I am captivated by the unusual and overlooked rarity in people.
If there is gold in someone,
I will gleefully get a glimpse of it
in all its glittering glory.
I have fine tuned my expertise in extracting
the exceptional from the expected.
I delight in the dingy,
marvel at the mundane,
and comprehend the complicated.
Will I be hurt by such an enthusiastic love for man-kind?
Without a doubt.
Uncovering gold deposits in a person means
you have to push past their pains
and I’ve found that pains
don’t like to be disturbed.
I have taken my fair share of knocks and nicks;
some have left scars.
For love is not easy and some people bury treasures deep.
I believe it is worth it, for I seek not after fools gold.
I am not easily distracted by fake displays of brilliance.
I’m after the authentic prize,
the one that people often don’t even know they are carrying.
Amongst the dirt of lives I find treasures too beautiful to name.
And just so you know, my heart smiled as big as my grin
when I caught a glimpse of glimmering gold in you.