An Art

Skill at losing is no difficult art.
So much stuff is trying to say you should
Lack it, that with it it’s not hard to part.

Try losing day and night. Know you will dart
For hours, looking for small bits of wood.
Skill at losing is no difficult art.

Now work on losing much: a car, a cart,
Locations,  family, what was a good
Spot to go to. Stay within your small part.

I lost my mom’s watch. And look! Now I start
Losing a block, a suburb, or my ‘hood.
Skill at losing is no difficult art.

I lost a city, glorious. It won’t smart
That I lost four brooks, this land, all I could
Look at. I miss it, but I claim this part.

And losing you (a joking sound, a fart–
Humor) I maintain truth, and so I would
Say losing’s not so difficult an art
Though it may look as if I’ll fall apart.

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