THIEF

THIEF
Michael Keshigian

Two days ago
the sun caught me stealing light
to illuminate a poem,
 
demanded restitution,
then reported me to Mother Nature
who posted my likeness about the land.
 
Soon, the ocean, forest, birds, flowers, et. al.
filed suit for substantial abuse
and complacent philandering without permission.
 
I pleaded guilty;
admitted taking breath from wind
for deliverance,
 
marshmallows from the sky to sweeten song,
and rage from the ocean
to instill a sense of urgency.
 
Convicted and confined to a windowless room,
no writing, visitation
or glimpses of stolen sights,
 
I was sentenced to imagine beauty
without embezzlement
and the wholesale exploitation of words.

©2012 This work is the property of the author.

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Posted on May 5, 2012, in Michael Keshigian, POETRY and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Michael has sent in another batch of poems. This is the first. Head to the Poets’ Page or click on his name in the Poets & Categories box to read more of his work.

  2. Fantastic idea and really well written. I like it a lot!

  3. m lewis redford

    funny

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