Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This Wednesday's Poem

Eulogy From A Late Arrival

by Anne Mikusinski

It must have been some party
The afternoon you left
And I, tardy as always,
Caught up in ephemera,
I came too late to say goodbye.

I wanted to be there
To see you off
And wish you a safe journey
As you left for parts unknown.

Being late is not fashionable
When goodbyes are involved
The loose ends that are left
Dangle like shoestrings
And lie in wait to trip me up.

The unsaid words hang in the air
Unspoken thoughts haunt me in late hours.
Nothing to do but remember
And hope I run into you again.

May 15, 2011
For Warren. RIP
I wish I'd known sooner.

About Anne Mikusinski:
I have been writing stories/poems since I was seven years old. Some of my influences are Robert Frost, EE Cummings, and Dylan Thomas.

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  1. This poem really struck my emotions. A lump in my throat forms every time I read it. What a beautifully well-written piece of poetry.

    A big thank you to the poet, Anne Mikusinski, for sharing her work. Kudos for a job well done.

  2. Thank you so much! After spending the last 20 hours defending my work to people, this means the world to me. Even more when I found out my work was to be featured here.