The Value of Love, a poem by Kat Micari

Gold glitter shining in the light

The Value of Love


The only path

To freedom

Is being other than


But after the charade,

I’ll enslave myself anew,


A golden chain

For my pound of flesh

To wear proudly.

Giving myself,

False and true,

To one who doesn’t know

The value of the heart.

And for this I will be

Applauded and admired.

But will I ever be able

To hold myself in esteem?


Copyright 2019, Kat Micari

Inspired by Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice