I wonder when you bought this, did you think about the stone?
The jagged purple gem meant to prevent a drunken bone.
Or did you buy it on whim to make up for a drinking binge?
I bet you never knew I’d hang it next to my sober heart from a hinge,
On a chain made of silver to protect me from the spirits I see.
And maybe that’s why your ghost does not haunt my breath.
I was given this ring 13 years after your death,
I still do not drink with the protection of this
With a diamond welded in between, representing the softest kiss
Our hearts right together, sober and free
I love this ring with all of my heart and believe that you knew the meaning
While fighting with sobriety you prayed your kids would not need intervening
I wonder if you bought it to protect me after death took away everything
Did you think about your unborn baby’s heart in the grasp of a ring?
Her pebble heart skipping along the water’s edge right over your sunken one, lost at sea
Our tiny hearts reflect the sun's honey rays,
Reassuring me that even though I never met you during your hay days
You loved me with all you sober amethyst heart
The ring welded us together even after being perpetually apart
This simple necklace represents bringing us together with a brass key