Treasure Island

Laurence Overmire


Throwing Away The Key


Strip away your relationships
One by one
Friend by friend by friend
By lover by parent by child
Until all that is left
Is a broken soul
Alone.

Then, when you understand
And only then
Equipped with the necessary wisdom
Are you at any kind of liberty
To judge
The desperate actions
Of another.


(Previously published in Webstatic, Sept.1999; Zinos.com, July 2000)

Submitted: Friday, March 17, 2006
Edited: Sunday, April 06, 2008

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