Down Deep

Why am I silent you ask me
You demand to see all my cards
cards I do not possess
All I have are these feelings
and you want to touch them
try them on for size
Let me tell you this
They are too deep for me
to reach down and pull out
just for you to glance at
There are lives that exist beyond them
they are unpolished
They are treasures
in the deep ocean
and once they are brought up
to the shallow surface
they will be redeemed worthless


Maiko Maya