Treasure Island

Richard Betts

(December 8,1964 / Philadelphia, PA)

Poems of Richard Betts

1. Anymore 7/19/2010
2. Artifact 7/19/2010
3. Ascension 7/19/2010
4. Asylum 7/14/2010
5. Beautiful 7/21/2010
6. Blue 7/14/2010
7. Bridge 7/14/2010
8. Correct? 7/19/2010
9. Crucify 7/14/2010
10. Dandelion 7/14/2010
11. Demons 7/27/2010
12. Disbelief 7/19/2010
13. Discovered 7/21/2010
14. Duality 7/27/2010
15. Earthbound 7/19/2010
16. Eye 7/21/2010
17. Fail 7/27/2010
18. Fields 7/14/2010
19. Fleeting 7/21/2010
20. Flowers 7/14/2010

Guilt

How did I manage to make it?
How did I somehow survive?
I look at the others who perished,
And I ask myself, 'Why? '

Why was I so fortunate?
Why not me instead of them?
I often see their faces,
A silent roll call of our dead.

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