There is nothing as perfect

as lifting the glass

ice cubes clinking

and rings on the coaster

nothing as hard

as tossing the diamonds

to see where they land

there is nothing as sweet

as the just before melting

and nothing as clean

as a hole in the heart

there is nothing as right

as an after before

and lifting your head

in old sunlight

there is nothing as perfect

as water and ice

and nothing as warm

as your voice in my hand.