Lost… the Jets game tickets and accompanying bet.
The parent's anniversary fête
The children’s play in which they sing
The diamond and emerald engagement ring
The big deal
The corporate steal … all lost.
Lost … appointments with Sis to power shop
The time and money to island hop
Beach time with family on
A chance to make his peace with God
Her babies’ smiles
His lover’s wiles.
The keys to the garage and the PO box
Lazing by the pond skipping rocks
The girl on her way through the ‘glass ceiling’
The sight of his daughter that leaves him reeling.
The corner office with the view,
Keys to the executive washroom too … all lost.
Lost … people loved and barely known.
Peer and friend, worker, drone.
Up in smoke, fire and dust
Down in twisted skeletal rust
Wet from fire hose and tears.
Gone, exhumed, dried up, sere … lost.
Original draft written April, 2004
Revised draft – September 2013
Mourning those lost ... 9/11/01
Shared at Poetry Jam
Artwork credits: Towers of Steel - by John Arelt
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