I Looked and He Was Gone
1. Who, long gone, still has a place in your
2. How did the separation take place? A
move-away? Death? Illness? Argument and breach? Something else?
3. What was that person’s gift to you? What
was yours to her or him?
4. Where is he or she now? Do you know? Does
5. Is a regret for someone/something gone a
bad thing? If not, what is its rightful place, and for how long?
6. Donny was a mentor to me, taught me
superior skills in sports, a good nature, a good picture of adulthood.
7. Joanie Mitchell: “Don’t it always seem to
go, that you don’t what you’ve got till it’s gone?”
Donny floated into my life
as a lithe paper airplane lands on
He was young-at-heart uncle to a friend of mine.
our coach, like a little league dad,
He’d been a star athlete,
he drove me there each morning
We talked and belly-laughed—
about teachers we both knew.
the girls and the new friends
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