#55 Whatever Is Lost Here

#55 Whatever Is Lost Here
1999 – 11 x 15 – edition of 38 – $300

Whatever is Lost Here  

Finding the smooth,
one you will keep
in your pocket,

you imagine it, tossed
from the rocks
of that far country

by the hand of
your grandmother’s

Whatever is lost here
will turn up

a thousand miles away,
a hundred years from now,
on someone’s shore,

a dream,
a bone,
a doll, caught
in the tide;

the tangled remnant
of a rosary;
a ring, flung
from a bridge.