Treasure Island

Uriah Hamilton


Shakespeare Uninjured


Shakespeare Uninjured

Easily a thousand poems written,
I would eliminate every word
from the English language
if only I could leave Shakespeare uninjured.

I've tried for a number of years
to justify my existence
but every argument
has failed to convince me.

If I were a painter,
my only landscape would be
flowers beside gravestones
with withered away inscriptions.

Submitted: Saturday, August 16, 2014

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