I tear through jewelry box after jewelry box
…I can’t find it…
my engagement ring
I have never lost anything like this before
suppose it was stolen?
Suppose it was swallowed by the floorboards?
What do I do now?
A life without having to see that hunk of garbage each morning when I look for earrings?
How will I manage to feel guilty each day?
How will I walk with this weight off my shoulders- will I float away?
What will it be like to hold my head high?
How can I thank the burglar
or this house
for ridding me of the one thing that wouldn’t