a deal is a deal
and i heard you say
"let last this moment forever" 
so fork it over 

your soul; let us analyze 
this ocean you are sinking in
when gold turns to dross

when love's green yellows
and flakes then i suggest
scrapping the leaves 
into precious fragments 

in a cup pour water 
brackish if you must
and brew slow bitter tea

do this cerimoniously
when gold turns to dross