Treasure Island

Quel Saige


Letter from a Phantom


There is safety in numbers—
Will all the members
Of the Assembly Please stand?

(marrowless creatures all
and culpabler than everest tall
falsehoods and solutions cut the strand)

Forbidden and forced to frequent fringe Zones
Where we roam ensemble, alone
(while those who think they're right inhabit Land) —

Submitted: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Inspiration: Emily Dickinson's 'The Bone that has no Marrow'

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