Treasure Island

Patti Masterman


Not from Laughing


Life is the sure bondage of mortuaries,
Weeping in the still living flesh.

The thermostat of life plummeting,
While counting up the deaths day by day.

Giving precious hours getting nothing in return;
The clocks hands are not a charity,

The calendar is not a mission of mercy-
These lines are not from laughing.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, September 06, 2011

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