Treasure Island

Faith Elizabeth Brigham

(May 14,1953 / Pittsburgh, PA)

We Do Not Write About


we do not write about
what we do not know
the so-called visionaries
in a frantic world
savoring chances taken
mourning lost opportunities
advancing with unmatched passion
a mere reflection of our double-life

we do not write about
what we do not know
but of the esoteric
world inside our heads
of displaced bullets
or the bothersome sometimes
bull-headed black holes in our souls

we do not write about
what we do not know
but of pain and suffering
or pleasure (possibly pure ecstasy)
and sometimes someone listens
to the stirrings of our souls

Submitted: Sunday, October 23, 2005

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  • Simon Whild (10/30/2005 8:06:00 AM)

    I loved this poem because it flooded my head with such vivid and often clashing images. I especially liked the second stanza - It reminds me a bit of Arthur Rimbaud. If he had been writing in English, then I think he would have written like this. (Report) Reply

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