Richard Quinby

Rookie (December 10,1954)

A Poem Never Written


I found your panties
tangled in
my sheets
and
laughed at the
ironic justice
of that:

You just three days
gone
but gone I
knew
forever.
And your panties
tangled in
my sheets

I jotted that line down
and for 17 years
I moved it
from
note book
to
notebook.
I never did that line justice.
But then,
I never did your love justice
either

7/9/00

Submitted: Friday, September 02, 2005

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