Treasure Island

L C Vieira

(Lisbon, Portugal)

Scattered Bits


scattered bits
and broken 'in-betweens'
perplex me.
I survey myself
from some higher plane,
assured that I am something more
than all these pieces
left for you to gather.

I sip my oolong
as if it holds some ancient secret
to transform me
past the parapets
of sirens -
those sinewy sorcerers
who raise up and tear down,
laughing at my foolish carelessness
as they devour
the little that remains.

(2012)

Submitted: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Edited: Friday, July 26, 2013

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