S. R. Lavin

Rookie (4/2/45 / Springfield, Massachusetts)

Where Did The Llamas Go? {or, Being There With You} - Poem by S. R. Lavin

Home is a mountain
I do not live on.

My life burned to the ground
before the Fire Department
left the station.

In the remote stretches
of a deep forest
I am lost but being lost seems
to make me feel secure.

For many years I kept a photograph
on the window sill
I’d taken with a cheap Kodak,
a picture of a field
full of wild flowers.

Finally, the picture of the flowers faded

and all I could see
or remember

being there with you.

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  • (12/23/2005 8:26:00 PM)

    Very strong for me. Well said (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 23, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, December 23, 2005

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