Forgetting The Book


Never mind.

It is too late to go

back to get it.


Never mind.

I remember

the sound well


enough, the deep

brooding wall

of his voice


filling up the spaces

the way dark drapes

close in front of a window.


Four-time Pushcart Prize as well as Best of the Net nominee, J.R. Solonche has been publishing in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s.He is coauthor of PEACH GIRL: POEMS FOR A CHINESE DAUGHTER (Grayson Books) and author of BEAUTIFUL DAY, forthcoming from Deerbrook Editions. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.