Treasure Island

Mark Cummings


Shine Your Cheesy Smile


Shine Your Beautiful Smile
so shine your beautiful smile, a big cheesy one
and shine that sucker like it's on purpose
cuz isn't that what the moon is made of - cheesy purpose
yet it is powerful enough to pull all of our oceans
crashing vast against ragged edges
finding them tideworthy to speak
ancient tongues of erosion against our skin
slowly breaking down the stone
Making our sand more perfect
to fall more evenly through the hourglass rhyme
do you wonder if each second sounds the same
as the last grain of sand that fell
While we try to navigate
Ourselves according to the stars that we watch
with our backs turned into the hands of
this big blue bipolar sphere carrying us all against the black
holding earthquakes large enough
to shift the very axis we spin around
all of our ancient questions we aim at the
stars furthest away from us
why not the one closest to us
That burns the hardest and the brightest for us
Just for the simple joy of keeping us warm
sometimes pulling them back into our gravity
These falling stars burning up the very skies
we wished upon ourselves

Submitted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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