Treasure Island

Susan Lacovara

(1963 / New York)

Untruths


Oh and how true, your troubles remain...
You've hidden your fingerprints
In her long dark mane
Sold all of your secrets
For the price of a tall drink....
What did you really imagine she'd think?

Then polished your brown boots
Arrogance slicked back your hair..
Quickly passing a mirror,
You wished wasn't there...

Rehearsed all your answers to the questions
That fly....
With no place left to run to...and even much more to hide

You gathered your jacket, belt-buckled your blues...
And wished someone else walked in your shoes..
A kiss, one last glance, an 'I'm sorry...so long'
Vanished into the night, where she'd never belong.

Submitted: Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013

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(11/15/95) for BC

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  • V P Mahur (6/24/2014 2:34:00 AM)

    Dear Susan,
    A lovely write with flow of thoughts. Thanks for this nice work and sharing it. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (9/5/2013 9:09:00 AM)

    You've hidden your fingerprints
    In her long dark mane
    Sold all of your secrets
    For the price of a tall drink....
    What did you really imagine she'd think?
    Well expressed, liked it. (Report) Reply

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