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Chaoite

Dark grey mass

Shock-metamorphosed

From meteorite

 

You abrade

Easily

Scale off memory of impact –

 

Your shell

Not so hard it crumbles

Not so vulnerable it shatters

 

Resilience a specimen of the long game

Polymorphous – a learned behavior for trauma

Crystals have such nice faces

 

In a family of diamonds

Sub-metallic luster

 

Your allotropic

Double consciousness

 

White carbon

Thin bones