I wonder exactly what it was that was lost.
I wonder how it was lost.
I wonder if it was tossed too messily
for any hands to catch
or by being too small or too wispy
for his clumsy hands to grip
or too big.
if it escaped
if it was was stolen
If it was thrown away
...by accident on purpose
If it was given up for dead and was buried somewhere
...and is waiting to sprout
...if is it entombed there
I placed what I see him without
in the sure nest of his hands...
if he would make me take it backjust because he lost the first one.