John Tansey

Rookie - 86 Points (June 4th,1961...Gemini / Bronx, New York)

Poem at Year’s End...

Poem at Year’s End

In one sweeping, Spring Cleaning, at year’s end,
I gathered up all the year’s photos,
Letters and other mementos:
Placeholders for times spent with you.
I scoured all the closets, top shelves,
Dresser drawers, even pants pockets
I have not worn since.
Convinced, I found it all,
I threw them away in a Catharsis,
A ritualistic purge, in the way
Some might give all they own
When sensing death is near.

Then, I bathed, shaved
And lie down for bed.
Picking up my diary,
I opened to the last page:
And found, still, this bookmark you gave me
Along with this poem
I had written down about you.

12.31.7 John Tansey

Copyright ©2008 John Thomas Tansey

Submitted: Saturday, December 06, 2008

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