i leave traces like you

i leave traces like you
wouldn’t believe –
a mug on the kitchen
counter, an uncapped
pen between silent
pages, a receipt
for sheet music
tucked in my Spring
coat pocket – when
pressed for time, i
am a bookmark
handholding the
until it’s
ready to move on



  1. Thomas Davis

    The idea for the poem comes to culmination in the last few lines. What makes this so effective is that you begin describing the idea, and then you pull it all together. Generally poetry should mean, not say, but when the idea is unusual, and it is pulled together in a strong way–the way it is here, the idea can be said. This is good work.

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