Treasure Island

RIC S. BASTASA


Defiant Pattern


you feel betrayed
sometimes

stones like us
some
have turned into birds

behold the clouds
they were once
like us
too

the dropp of rain
comes to you in a dream as
an ocean

black turns gold before
your eyes

the jinx has become
famous Lady Luck


you ask so many questions
they get mad

you get punished for
such a
philosophical misbehavior

defiant pattern
bad to see and must not be
published

you feel betrayed
by a storm of biases

there is no place for you
and so

you do not turn into a bird
or cloud
or ocean

you remain as stone
deep under

you live in silence
apart from the world of birds
and skies

and oceans
you are stone

perfect in your silence
undiscovered gem

how will you ever
discover that stone in you

glittering in silence
depths of black


strata of wisdom
no one knows


they have taken nothing
from you
you have buried your mouth
and eyes

and ears in that blackness of
your chosen silence


defiant pattern
beautiful secret underneath
the

earth of layers of
silence

Submitted: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Edited: Monday, September 24, 2012

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