Treasure Island

Maude Ni Ainnin

(1991 / Ireland)

A Look I Could Not Forget


Cold and dimly lit was the
room in which I met you,
eyes pointing downwards
to your black improperly
laced boots.

Sturdy and upright to
the sole.

You glimpsed
reluctantly my way.

‘Intruder' you
thought.

Introversion screaming
from your very
pupils.

I was gripped immediately
with curiosity.

What killed your spirit,
and how could it be relit?

Submitted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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