30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Day 6 -- A Valediction

Considering the Most Recent Loss of a Hat

Farewell jaunty cap and your kindred,
all those berets and fedoras adrift, forgotten
in the cafes and train seats of the world.

Farewell all you guitar picks and magazines
I meant to read, favorite pens and penknives,
earrings, earring backs and stopped watches,

now the flotsam and detritus of a gleaming planet.

And you, my lost darlings, my loves, what of you?
What of you?