Midas (2015)

I once sat upon a gold throne,
One I grew to call my own.
It was from here that I could rule the land I’d known,
But I soon grew weary of what I’d been bestowed.

The days were long, and the ale was strong;
But, not strong enough to numb the pain of trying to sew my mouth shut
When I’d had enough of the same old touch
Turning everything into gold.

I presented myself in silk robes,
Told myself it wasn’t all for show.
I made excuses for why I could never hold
My heart on my sleeve without turning into stone.

But truth be told,
It was all I withheld that kept me bound in hell.
When your soul turns black as coal, there’s no washing it out.
From what I’ve found, it’s always better to wear a scarlet letter
Than to become a shell of yourself.


Artist Unknown


About humblefoot

Kyle Fisher (who often uses the alias Logan Rowley online and in his writing) has been enjoying writing since he was just 8 years old. His first formal publication was at the age of 13. He is now a spiritualist and openly queer author, perpetually searching for inspiration to create and learn more about the world around him. He is always drawn to the simplicity and uniqueness that life has to offer. He doesn’t identify with labels or socially constructed ideas about how the world should be. He believes that the world is your oyster, and that we all project our own destinies with the thoughts we choose to harbour about the universe. He is an idealistic, spiritualistic hippie who is just trying to find his place in this world, crafting each word to leave his mark, and promote love and equality among all people.
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