Treasure Island

David McLansky

(5/24/1944 / New York City)

Words Spoken without Passion's Breath


Words spoken without passion's breath
Mocks the receiver as in a jest;
Exchanging mere formality
As substance for sincerity.

Do not mourn for me when I am dead
Neglect me as you did in life
Forget me when my soul has fled
Be free of all my mortal strife.

Submitted: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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