Treasure Island

Isabelle Cooper


All You Need To Learn


Is to be quiet inside and out
Do not think
Do not remember
And soon it will all be over

Life has tiny knives that may finally
Shred all hearts to pieces

Roll the shreds carefully
In salt to preserve them
Put on a dark shelf in the closet

How could anyone walk
The highways of this world
With a heart in their chest

If indeed you are stubborn
And refuse to die
Then you should know that
The task before you is not easy

To make a thinking creature
Into an unthinking creature

To push the mighty oak
Back into the acorn:

Are you stubborn still

Submitted: Friday, December 10, 2010
Edited: Friday, December 23, 2011

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