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.

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