A Russian Doll
One day whilst browsing casually,
a craft shop in the spring,
I came upon a Russian doll,
she was such a beautiful thing.
The owner said, don't open her!
Such secrets she can't tell!
But I as one who needs to know
unscrewed the outer shell.
The first doll smiled so sweetly,
to justify my pry.
The second doll wore such a frown,
and he began to cry:
'I told you not to go there!
Some things need no exposure!
Seek not which seeks no seeking,
such hearts need no disclosure!'
But on and on I ventured
till one, small doll was left.
A tiny knife impaled her heart,
and we both stood bereft.
Copyright © Jonathan French | Year Posted 2017