Buried Treasure (a poem)

Buried deep in this sea, there is ancient treasure –

it’s been hidden for ages, from a sunken ship

that carried gold and human remains,

but all that remains

are brittle bones, skulls + chests filled with fortune –

I’ll dive deep + discover it, even if it kills me,

bring it back to this sandy shore so I can

explore this coastline dotted with land mines

from a distant war – the war that took my father + tore

this island nation to pieces: the woman wailing,

lonely in their huts without their husbands +

the children afraid of the night

when mutant-men prowl swamplands of death

+ devour human and beast alike.

(Photo by Max Okhrimenko on Unsplash)

The Parthenon at Dusk (a photo)

Here’s another picture from our trip to Nashville in 2019. This is a good shot I got of the Parthenon as the sunlight was fading. During one of our last days in the city, we spent some time in Centennial Park, though we didn’t get a chance to go inside the awesome building.

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