loss

2 Jun

 

Loss

 

I’m losing a poem all because two months ago I broke a mouse.

This is the most devastating punishment for a crime against an object.

 

You will never understand how much this hurts me.

You will never understand the pull of my writing,

and the soul-deep loss of having a beautiful,

intense,

heavy,

soul-deep poem never blossom

and the panic and heartbreak that consume

when I realize

that one paragraph

has been deleted.

 

The gripping terror of losing one file.

 

The helplessness

of watching a poem

become a brick wall

because something

disrupted

the flow.

 

the loss.

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