Treasure Island

Rick Elpers

(12-24-54)

A Difficult Conversation


The trouble it seems
Is that two people who open their
Hearts also open the closet 
The hidden sensitivities underneath
The daily conscience that lurks
Quietly waiting to spring out
Against the wakeful intention 
Darkening the clear sky
Dangerously close to ruin
In a society untrained for deep 
Emotions rendering expendable 
Consequences tearing apart 
The core of love destroying
Each other while defending
The past that has no business 
Perpetrating reality like a ghost
Bringing fear insecurity even death
Into what was a hopeful union
Of those two hearts
Like children playing with matches
Unaware of the fuses that will ignite
The flames of death. 

Submitted: Friday, July 13, 2012
Edited: Friday, July 13, 2012

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  • Erika Wingo (1/13/2013 11:23:00 PM)

    This is tragic and raw in its truth. A familiar experience in love, wonderfully expressed! (Report) Reply

  • Lidia Schaffer (10/16/2012 2:13:00 PM)

    this poem i dont really understand but the wording is beautiful and there are great descriptive words in this poem. Its Beautiful! ! Lidia (Report) Reply

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