Treasure Island

Jan Sand

(February 2 1926 / USA)

Question


Will something,
At the end,
Crumple up my soul
Like a sheet of paper
Full of scribbled errors,
Screw it tight,
Toss it to the flames
To flare an instant,
Transform to a carbon sheet
Crawling with bright sparks
Of my final thoughts
That withers to a pale grey
Transparent veil
That floats upwards in the heat,
As weightless as a sigh,
Into the endless night?

Submitted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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