Poem: Found in Plain Sight

Slender paper burning
Wisps into the Kansas night
Carrying away my memories
On thick dank fumes

As the last sparks burn out
The cold night air rushes back
Holding my head tight
Squeezing back in my lost thoughts
Filling the empty space
With all those things forgot
In vivid details

Found here in evening things thought gone
Now returned with deeper perspective 

A “found” response to a “lost” poem from Laura’s prompt over at dVerse. I used the poem “Lost in Plain Sight” by Peter Schneider:

“Somewhere recently
I lost my short-term memory.
It was there and then it moved
like the flash of a red fox

My short-term memory
has no address but here
no time but now.
It is a straight-man, waiting to speak
to fill in empty space
with name, date, trivia, punch line.
And then it fails to show….

It is lost, hiding somewhere out back
a dried ragweed stalk on the Kansas Prairie…”


Copyright © 2021 TJS Sherman All rights reserved.

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