Treasure Island

A.j. Binash

(04-20-1988 / Dodgeville WI)

A Walk About Town


The sky was a peach being shaved.
Fragments of its skin,
Draped along the red brick
That held the Hope Mission
In place.

Inside,
I could hear the clanking
Of donated utensils
Onto plastic plates.
People succumbing
To the authority
Of hunger.

Mmmmm...
The air was ripe with spring!
A clean scent,
Like that of new glass,
Or flesh cleansed with ocean tides.

Along the walking bridge,
Where a boy leaped
Over the wooden barrier.
Balanced on the ball of heels,
While looking down
At the polluted water below.

I thought of suicide attempts
And vertigo.

“That's dangerous.” I said.

He smiled devilishly.
“I do this all the time.” With laughter.

In the response
A minuscule account
Of daredevil simplicity.

A child
Just being a child.

I was but a mere tool
To witness it.

Submitted: Thursday, March 20, 2014
Edited: Friday, March 21, 2014

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