An Ode to Jay Gatsby

October 20, 2010
He lives in a mansion
Across the bay from the green
Never daring to cross the space in between

He walks in the shadows
Behind the mask of his guise
Only visible to T.J.’s wandering eyes

Extravagant parties
That raged all through the year
Hoping by chance that she would appear

He hears her low whisper
“I love you” in thin air
But he turns in the pool and no one is there

He walks down the shore
Trying to repeat the past
Unfortunately Daisy was driving too fast

When he reached out his arms
She turned out the light
To retreat back to her money and clear out of sight

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