Treasure Island

Leslie Philibert

(6th March 1954 / London, England)

(the end)


a river full of dead pigs
a burning moon
a child squatting in mud

was that it then, just that?
no trace of birth
or a cold tuber that might

seek helplessly your hands
wet with drops from a rusty tap
fingernails dark and underlined

that follow the trace of a fleeing star
an escape into the big black
over the wall, over the wall

Submitted: Thursday, March 21, 2013

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