Treasure Island

Dónall Dempsey

(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

In the Theatre of Our Hair


We put our heads together
(hide behind our hair)

only kisses & promises

happen in here.


We put our heads together
(disappear behind our hair)

the world reduced to a single heartbeat

only love happens here.


We put our heads together
(the world disappears)

Time seems to pass us by

...who cares?

Submitted: Thursday, May 03, 2007
Edited: Sunday, February 20, 2011

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  • Scarlett Treat (5/3/2007 11:40:00 AM)

    Jim has picked the perfect word for what I have read so far - - potent, but so very sketchily done...I am amazed to see how few words it takes to describe such powerful emotions...only love happens here! Outstanding writing. (Report) Reply

  • Not a member No 4 (5/3/2007 11:27:00 AM)

    Sketchily potent. Loads of space for the reader to interpose their own equivalents, and yet it's not so loose that we get lost. Interesting, imaginative and it works. Good writing! (Report) Reply

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