Treasure Island

Oni Hayes

(Long Island, New York)

It Was How I Remember And That’s Not How It Was


It may have been Classic, yet not elegant
It may have been Love, yet not romantic
It may have been hidden, yet not unforeseen
Yet none came to you

It was my brother’s irreplaceable companion and his little sister
It was my brother’s incredulity and his greatest suspicion
It was my brother’s settlement and his authorization
Yet none came to you

It wasn’t my dream and it wasn’t my fantasy
It wasn’t my concern and it wasn’t my guarantee
It wasn’t my content and it wasn’t my sorrow

It may have been my mother’s hope, yet not her premonition
And now its my animosity

Submitted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Edited: Monday, March 14, 2011

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  • Stug Jordan (3/19/2007 4:22:00 AM)

    What to say? You know that this is one of those poems that simply hits the page (or screen?) running. Completely natural, obviously true, brilliantly crafted and simply intelligent. (Report) Reply

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