For A Lost Friend

I read about you in the book of life
then I turned my gaze and fell asleep.

When I woke (I was dumbfounded I had slept)
the book was opened, somewhere further on,

and you were gone.


This poem was selected for the 2012 Poetry in Public project, sponsored by the Iowa City Public Art Program. Poetry in Public displays poems by local writers of all ages in Iowa City buses, downtown kiosks, and select public buildings from April (National Poetry Month) through the fall.

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on July 27, 2012

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