The Office of the Lost & Found

The silence lies as thick as always
In the corridors and hallways
Upon the windowsills and tables
And the cornices and gables
The lack of sound is quite profound
In the Office of the Lost & Found
Detail from BUSHFIRE NIGHTMARE, oil painting by CR/MM/SRS
Everything is inessential
In the Records of Reduced Potential
No tales of brave resistance
In the Books of Bleak Existence
It all just goes around and round
In the Office of the Lost & Found

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Detail from BUSHFIRE NIGHTMARE, oil painting by CR/MM/SRS
Nothing happens nothing changes
The best of friends are cold as strangers
They don’t speak or talk or whisper
They don’t lisp—there is no lisper
The clocks are stopped they’re all unwound
In the Office of the Lost & Found

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Mothers fathers sons and daughters
Missing better halves or quarters
Make inquiries by the dozen
Where’s my niece? …my aunt? …my cousin?”
But no-one hears, there is no sound
In the Office of the Lost & Found.

Detail from BUSHFIRE NIGHTMARE, oil painting by CR/MM/SRS

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Antares said...

Absolutely brilliant! Ogden Nash would love this :)

masterymistery said...

Thanks Antares -- I went to the Office to reclaim my lost creativity, and against all odds, Found it! Thanks for stopping by, S