Monday, July 19, 2010

Lost and Found

I lost you for a while today
And while looking through the bric-a-brac,
The lost and found cardboard box of my life,
I found such little worth finding
My losses amongst trinkets and baubles and faux memories of pain,
A few jewels lost forever and out of reach, its true,
But much else of no value.

And in the yawning, gaping, empty vacuum of a lost and found box
I saw you recede from me
Smiling your gentle smile,
Love crinkling the sides of your eyes

And in repeated loops of twenty minutes,
3 times an hour times 6 hours,
My heart broke so many times.