Treasure Island

Joshua Dinkin

(March 8,1985 / Boca Raton, Florida)

Long Nights


The night wind howls an empty tune,
In bed I lie awake—
Gazing at the lonely moon,
That fortune did forsake.

Your absence causes aches and pains,
I’m stabbed by solitude—
A slave to time, restrained by chains,
A prisoner subdued.

If only I could be with you,
For just one fleeting day—
The sky would never be so blue,
The sun so far away.

And still the night wind whines and wails,
And still I lie awake—
And still the lonely moon prevails,
And still, for you, I ache…

Submitted: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

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