Empty Pot of Gold

The lights brightly
beamed from the heavens,
or so it seemed.

I recalled the lore of old,
a reminder for the bold
seekers of others’ gold.

The Elders told me
where to find my riches,
at the end
of a rainbow arc.

I laid in wait,
10 days… patient,
for chance to take
that other’s gold
and make it mine.

When the time was right,
I slipped into the dark,
out into the night,
and swiped away
the cauldron


It was light…

I realized then,
to boisterous laughter,
that the damned trickster
was definitely laughing
at my expense,

empty pockets and all.

©️ Obol, 2018.

Originally published on October 30, 2018.

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