Sunday, March 23, 2008

What To Do When You Lose Something

I lost something today
Nothing important
A trifle, really.
Still, it drove me crazy.
How did it happen
Where did it go?

I searched, as they say,
High and low
But had no success.
It disappeared into
A dusty vortex of
Nothingness.

But then there it was!
It just showed up!
The stupid thing
Sat out in the open
As if it had never left
So what did I lose?

I lost temporarily
The sense of myself
And my ability
To meet and to deal
With the daily
Confusions of life.

And the thought came to me
That this was a trifle
Nothing of value.
But what if my life
Had depended on it?
Then I'd be dead.

Now that was a worry
And my heart filled with
Dread - a dread very deep.
So, I brushed all my teeth
Said all of my prayers
And went off to bed to sleep!

© 2006 by Ansohn; 2008 by Jacob Anson. All Rights Reserved.

3 comments:

laurie said...

Right on. Happens too often.
Love yah. Sis

Jacob said...

Hi Laurie...

You have the problem, too, huh?

Sheesh! I thought I was the only one!

Stay out of the snow!

Jacob (Lowell, your bro)

Anonymous said...

You should have looked where it was firt, rather than last. That is where all lost items are found, if they are found.
Bob Poris