I was overboard in my love,

easily walking your plank,

jumping into unknown depths.


The treasure of my heart

pirated away,

its ballad,


on a deserted island.


X etched upon my heart,

marking location,

human parchment map.


Captain hook,

your blackened heart,

surgical precision

maiming my love with that shining weapon.

Was your hand taken by a previous lover?

Thieves marked handless;

your greed betrays you.


My heart only glitters in my chest,

no treasure chest,

leaving dull steel,

an empty meat hook.

2015 copyright by Katie Pifer witchpetals.wordpress.com

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