She traded in nothing as tedious as minerals

Nor as dependent as animals

And though she would gift a plant or two

She would not trade in them either, do

But she would collect feelings, memories and secrets

Keep them in places together with deep longings and regrets

Trusting the feeling of a friendship in balance

Or taking on a new found challenge

But when someone takes more than is due

Her heart would take a purple hue

And she would weight out the odds

Knowing friends from frauds

Taking justice in hand

Waving them over the land

Feeling the beat of the fair and true

And knowing when time taken is too much or too few

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