Treasure Island

Nirode Ray


A Longing


Hollow inside
It sounds shallow
Rain drops
That noise must stop
I squeeze it, otherwise.

Birds fly
Over the sky
Who cares?
I can’t see anyway
But I pretend.

Everything dries empty
My heart still bleeds
I wait, and puff
Till you come
And slash it.

Submitted: Sunday, February 23, 2014
Edited: Monday, February 24, 2014

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