Treasure Island

Dilantha Gunawardana


Hungry Eyes


Gluttonous eyes
Rolling like inebriated globes
In a frenzy of thundering neurons
As the feasting retina captures
A banquet fit for a king
On decorated crystal plates
Embellished with silver cutlery
As the retina transmutes
To an insatiable creature
As the animal instincts entrance
The mantle of rods and cones
As tears moist the voracious sockets
Seeping with desire
Yearning to ravage the flesh on display
To the residue of bone and seed
As a pair of hungry eyes
Leads a starving soul
Down the path of overindulgence
To fatten the calf
For the ultimate self-sacrifice
Death by intemperance

Submitted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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  • Babatunde Aremu (3/20/2013 9:06:00 AM)

    Nice poem. I like the subject matter. Its similar to my poem: Greed. Pls read my poems and comment (Report) Reply

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