Traveling around the world, I've had many memorable experiences and discovered treasure, both literally and figuratively. But the greatest treasures are not for sale at any price. For the Writers Island prompt "treasure," a poem inspired by one fateful Ides of March dancing to George Michael's Father Figure.
Something special, something sacred
shines in your eyes.
Nothing can rival that dazzling light;
not gold or precious jewels
or any pirates' bounty;
not a beachhouse on a tropical island
or adventurous holidays.
No stellar career
or diplomatic title
All I ever wanted
is in your eyes.
Lines 1, 11 and 12 are from "Father Figure." Roses photograph by Tina Modotti, Mexico, 1924, courtesy of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. To uncover buried treasure, visit Writers Island.