When some foreign body finds its way into the oyster
in such a way that it cannot be dislodged, the oyster
then isolates the intruder over time in smooth layers
of aragonite, or "mother of pearl" and creates a pearl.
I wish we had that miraculous ability like the oysters.
Hurtful thing entering heart that cannot be dislodged
stays hurting and we cannot isolate it like the oyster
by covering it up in anything like the mother of pearl.