Treasure Island

Joan Hart


Teacher


Teacher teach me
How to speak
This language -
I’ve been mute
Teach my tongue
To trace the words,
Ones I could not
Compute

Teacher teach me
How to feel
My heart grow
And expand
To navigate
This ship of sorts
Into uncharted
Land

Teacher teach me
To survive
The flames that grow
And yearn
And comfort me
When in the end
The fire leaves me
Burned

Teacher teach me,
Teach my heart
How to slowly
Break
A ripping that
Stings and tears,
Screaming of
Mistakes

Teacher teach me
One last trick
The dance they call
Denial
When everything
Comes crashing down
Just turn to me
And smile

Submitted: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Edited: Thursday, February 26, 2009

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