Treasure Island

Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

During that sunny summer


During that sunny summer,
we had been obsessed
from the time that we had met
to spend time together
on the beach and in bed.

The summer’s end had been prefigured,
as was the end
to that which had drawn you to me,
some memories remain
of sexual radiance, of almost endless bliss

but now there is only nothingness,
and a strange kind of pain…

Submitted: Thursday, November 03, 2011
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