Monday, April 1, 2013


Decompose by zaldy icaonapo

Her life was measured in teardrops,
Ill-advised decisions
That left her hollow and broken,
Discarded burgundy kisses
On discount tissues…
Her spirit ragged and worn
Like a crumpled dollar bill
Stuffed into a lost and found wallet,
Her value forgotten
Until someone peered inside
And discovered her hidden worth.

1 comment:

Lisa Williams said...

"her value forgotten until someone peered inside" so often people fail to look deeper, discarding someone they don't even know. Very moving poem!