in a dream (just a dream)
billions was i worth
and what did i love, what did I buy?
to the Louvre did i go
and made them offers they couldn’t refuse
I gathered treasures i could not create
and hung them in my great hall
that i did not build
and thought all would envy me
but the joy lasted a second
and the desire of envy poisoned it
Alone i awoke, cursed and abandoned,
for the things i had coveted to myself.
Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.