Treasure Island

Jesse Ellsbury

(March 23,1982 / Washington D.C.)

I Have Shed Two Tears


I’m not here for your amusement;
I am not amused.
For every one of your broken promises,
I have shed two tears –
one from each eye,
the pupils having died,
and the irises wilted like a dead rose.

This is not comedy,
but it has become a routine,
like returning every day
to a job I’ve come to hate
while my heart still loves the company.

This is not a death,
but it’s not unlike a coma,
with lidded eyes closed,
wilted like a dead rose
with the thorns still pricking my nose
every time I try to kiss it.

Submitted: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (7/16/2013 1:01:00 PM)

    Beautiful write...rhymes well..I love reading it....well said...I have shed two tears one from each eye...Good One. (Report) Reply

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