Monday, May 23, 2011

Where Have You Gone?

(This is one I wrote some time ago, but didn't post, for whatever reason. I found it in a notebook and thought I should put it up here before I lose it, as I don't think it's *entirely* terrible.)

Where have you gone? I've searched and searched for years
with no result. An obsolete e-mail,
an out-of-date address; the track gone stale
and no new clues. Still, no one disappears--

The world's not half as big now as it was
when Fate threw us together that first night
and we our bodies; touch and taste and sight
remain as sensual memory always does.

On college websites, Facebook--lost, I try
to find you, in my dotage looking back
to where the ghost of you burns like a flame;
I still can feel your heat, and hear your cry
of pleasure--then your form dissolves to black
and leaves me in the dark, Googling your name. 


--SS

3 comments:

Serena said...

I haven't been by in ages, but I'm really glad I clicked over here tonight. I love the poem, and I have no doubt that it speaks to everyone who reads it. We've all been there.

Scott said...

Hi Serena! Long time no see! Thanks for the comment--I'm glad you like the poem. I'm not writing that much these days, but every now and then one pops out. :)

Maissan said...

this is deep..I had a friend where I've looked for her for years and she just decided to vanish and I know the feeling :(