Treasure Island

Doug Rife


Abused and Neglected... Beauty (Cuts Across Her Arms)


Her beauty intrigues me,
Going misunderstood—
Crying for attention,

But it finds nothing.

I scream to it,
Telling it I notice
But her beauty is deaf.

I wave at it,
Telling it I notice,
But her beauty is blind.

I grab at it,
Telling it I notice,
But her beauty cannot feel.

Her beauty cries,
And I cry too,
Because hopefully one day
Her beauty will notice me.

Submitted: Monday, June 17, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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