Treasure Island

Summer Shaw


A love letter to Jack


You were my first love and I found you by accident
Quietly sitting in a row among others with that blue jacket on-
The course of my life forever changed.

Why do the words that you said wrap themselves around my brain so?

I fell into your charismatic voice like a victim of thievery-
You, taking everything I'd known and dismissing it
As though it didn't matter anymore-
It couldn't matter anymore-
Now I was yours.

The day I met you was too long ago to recollect a date or a time
But I can still feel you on me-
I saw a picture of you today, in fact
And fell back in love as though I'd lost myself and suddenly returned-
Your luminous voice casting dream shadows in my mind
That wondrous darkness spouting off
Thoughts never before thought quite like that.

The comfort of your embrace cannot be described completely-
Warm, innocent, long ago right and wrong,
A song without lyrics playing in my mind on a continuous loop,
A diversion-
A corruption of all I've made myself out to be since I left you
Waiting on the shelf.

I'm barely recognizable as I once was
When I'd listen to your ideas and be reborn
again and again knowing neither of us could really ever die
And somehow it doesn't matter-
Cool air blowing in
Time still
The flavor of your ways always tastes the same on my tongue,
Just right.

Submitted: Saturday, October 05, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013

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  • Olumide Familusi (10/5/2013 3:40:00 PM)

    Aww..so beautiful..how many times have I felt like this and as if in a twist, how many times have I felt the opposite! Hmm..the things love can do! ...love it.
    Please do stop by to show some love. Cheers! (Report) Reply

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