Treasure Island

Nathan Coppedge

(10/23/1982 / New Haven, CT)

'Swing'


Under the preponderant clouds
wishing mist on the outskirts of cities
The crowd roves and raves
Speaking with the hearts of dead men

Wheezy with their instruments,
the black satin leaves them standing on
their own
besmirched with a sticky forgetfulness
wondering how it turned.

And, in another room
The men awake, as though just
remembering
A long voyage to the center of a thin
rope
Somewhere in the clouds

Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2014
Edited: Saturday, March 22, 2014

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One of my best attempts at professional poetry... whatever that means...

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