Condemn it, I said.
Just tear the whole thing down.
It's been wrecked beyond repair, I said.
No, no. You said.
There's beauty in these ruins.
Wait a little, You said.
The pain is too great, I said.
It will swallow me whole.
I can't see for the smoke, I said.
Look here, You said.
There's diamonds from the coals,
You will shine again, You said.
I'm beginning to see, I said.
Afraid to hope but hoping.
Maybe You can rebuild me, I said.