scour (v).


When you’re having trouble
finding the beauty in the place you are in,
search for it in the corners and cracks
like you would a ring that
slipped off your finger; 

run your hands along the carpet,
close your eyes and picture
where you were when
you last saw it, 

leave nothing unturned, and
lay on the floor if you must;

there are flecks of gold
hiding everywhere
if you settle yourself enough
to find it.