Treasure Island

Jesse Ellsbury

(March 23,1982 / Washington D.C.)

Poems of Jesse Ellsbury

I've Heard It Said

I’ve heard it said that love’s an invention
that we envision whenever we’re threatened
that our individuality’s on trial,
when all we hope for is wrapped in another.

I’ve heard it said that love’s a convention,
a fear that anything different leads to resentment,
that perfection’s tarnished when we’re harnessed
to the interest of another narcissistic nut

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