Treasure Island

Salvadore Ponce De Leon


Noxious Feel


Before you leave you kiss me goodbye…
This is the silent hurt of you leaving me.
It gives me no warning by any means
—This awful pain of feeling at a loss.
It makes no difference to you. I know.
With this you make me swallow a bitter pill.
I gather strength and move away like a shadow.
I’m still and quiet.
It is an exit unknown and unmeasured by anyone.
You think I am a shadow.
You don’t give me any consideration.
Oh the wicked sting, how it hurts me.
Forever unrelenting, this is a recurrent bite.
Am I alone? Am I alone forever?
Before you left, you kissed me goodbye.
And I blame the wicked sting for it.

Salvadore Ponce De Leon

Submitted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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