Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

Mediocrity Clutters The World


I am taking up space-

The better quality of others
Would have more room without me-

Perhaps it is better that I not write at all
I am vain and continue despite the evidence-

What difference does it make
Since no one pays attention anyway?

Mediocrity in my case means
I do not even clutter the world-

No space taken
I exist for myself
And no one else-

Please do not let this poem
Take up too much of your time.

Submitted: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Edited: Thursday, April 18, 2013

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