‘Lost and Still Looking’ by Ivanka Fear

Always looking,
searching for
                                       glasses to see
truths,
                        keys to unlock
mysteries,
                                                 pens to record
revelations,
                                                             phones to connect
worlds,
                                                 tissues to cry
tears,
                                                                       pills to ease
sufferings,
                                                                                        cameras to capture
images,
                                           notes to trigger
memories,
                                                                                  wallets to prove
identities,
                                   mints to veil
essences,
                                                                        coins to give
offerings,
                                          

                                                                                                                                                                tickets to win

 

lotteries,
                                                                           tickets to leave
this place.
A treasure hidden,
burrowed in
the linings of a pocket,
the bottom of a purse.

Always losing,
missing what is
right under our noses
all this time.

 


IVANKA FEAR is a retired teacher with a B.A. and B.Ed. in English, living in rural midwestern Ontario. She is currently working on several poetry collections about life and relationships. Her first published poem will be appearing in the December issue of Spadina Literary Review.

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