I would always be held accountable,
for something I had lost
‘Nothing can just disappear’
a phrase that made that losing anything
like one and one is two,
two minus one was still two you
just had to search harder,
trace your steps,
draw maps out of your unconscious
nothing could be lost,
only misplaced, and leaving it
there to rest or to be found
by someone else was unacceptable.
you had to act now, no matter the cost.
It was cruel to live in a hemisphere, like that
with a talent for losing anything,
to have the most impeccable disappearance act
where even the master doesn’t know what happened
It is strange, loving finding things, when
you are told that all that seems misplaced is
just waiting to be found back by the rightful owner.
And so. although the lessons were not easy
and often made me feel desperate.
I embraced the doctrine as part of my own path.
Nothing can truly be lost.
everything can be found back.
and since I’m lazy and patient.
I will use the time when things are lost
not to search but to wander, and wonder
and marvel at all the beautiful things that
are left by many, never displacing them.
Simply capturing them by camera,
and giving them a special place in my heart.