Treasure Island

David McLansky

(5/24/1944 / New York City)

When the Spell of Love has Burst


When the spell of love has burst,
Shattered crystal on the earth,
Pricked by envy and confusion,
Tested and revealed illusion,
It leaves a sudden emptiness,
A heartfelt dreary wariness;
The sky becomes a void of gray,
Hope dies homeless on the day;
Leaves drift shaken from the tree
And lays a bed that covers me.
Rhe shards lie scattered in the lane
And Love must wait 'till Spring again.

Submitted: Sunday, June 30, 2013
Edited: Thursday, July 25, 2013
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