You know the dreams you have where you're failing a test and then you wake up so relieved that you already graduated? No more tests! Well, this poem was inspired by a similar dream. I woke up as if from a nightmare one morning and realized I was no longer in the relationship I was dreaming about. This poem explores where that love goes when it's done, when that person goes from being your whole world to simply being another person in the world. The title and the poem riff on the notion of object permanence, suggested by a post on EDP actually. It's short and NOT too sweet . Please check it out here.
In other news, Every Day Poets is struggling to maintain it's incredible site. Not only have they been supportive of my poetry and the poetry of many writers around the world and inspirational in their essays and suggestions for topics to write about, but they also always gave me detailed feedback and suggestions, even when they rejected a poem. They're looking for contributors to help the site keep going. Please read about it here and pass along this post to any wealthy lovers of poetry (poephiles :)?) that you might know. Thanks!