Spry Literary Journal has nominated my poem, Your Appointment Book is Empty, for The Best of the Net
Origianlly published in Spry Literary Journal
YOUR APPOINTMENT BOOK IS EMPTY
For Dr. Elizabeth Haughney
Your office is empty of you. Of the photos
of your daughter, Jess, framed, on the walls,
and desk. She’s seventeen now. How
will we watch her grow? Where is your white coat?
The name tag on your pocket?
Your examining room is empty
of you. You can no longer shine a light at my eyes,
ask me to look this way and that. You can
no longer be the hearer of my heart.
You bent to show me your first white hairs.
Why was Death in such a hurry
to make the world empty