Treasure Island

RoseAnn V. Shawiak

(October 6,1950 / New Jersey)

Shutting Down


Shutting out everyone, going inside to be alone upon an empty shelf.
Every memory has been explored and met, leaving me empty-minded without myself.
Looking out onto a strange world, I consider it and yell inside, wishing I could find my wealth in another land.
One so far away and distant - but when I look again, I'm still alone upon an empty shelf, wondering where I am.

Submitted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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