poetry - n. 1: writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience in language chosen and arranged to create a specific emotional response through meaning, sound, and rythmn 2 a: a quality that stirs the imagination b: a quality of spontaneity and grace

Name: dthaase

Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Toothbrush

Paul entered with three words,
“Zach is dead.”

Returning to his junior year of college—
in a collision of all that mattered.

His vacant room became a closet
of future-minded memories.

We would gather his effects
from last year’s storage.

A drawer opened and spilled
contents on the dusty floor.

I held in my hand,
his toothbrush.


Blogger Dayspring said...

I too remember that moment so vividly. I love reading your poems, Dan. Thanks for sharing them.

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