graduation and other poems
Artist book. Plywood veneer, thread, leather, 2011.
How do you remember a friendship?
An accordion book and chapbook inspired by conversations with a dear friend.
In the end,
I think that I will like that we were sitting on the bed,
where the time had gone.
hands ‘round a red ceramic mug.
Pet rocks sitting on the window
sill. I think of you
not long gone from school.
You were the blond,
I wore the glasses
and we hadn’t the slightest idea
what the hell we were doing.
When I write you letters now,
postmarked Sitka, Alaska,
I think back to that afternoon.
We sat there,
planning out our lives.
It was terrifying,
that wide wide world.