The Canadian magazine The Typescript is honouring Robert Kroetsch with a selection of poems on getting old and older. Here is my contribution, poems called Lost, Senior Swim, CPR Practice, and Visitation. Do visit the other Canadian poets’ contributions to The Typescript’s feature.
It’s under something it’s
behind something it’s in
the right place for something else.
No it’s on something it’s
in front of something it’s where
you don’t see it because you know it’s not there.
It’s your only one it’s
always there when you need it it
will come to you in a minute.
It’s on the tip of your tongue it’s
what you used to do with whozit you know
what you were talking about just now.
It isn’t coming back it’s
as if it never was as if it’s
not what you thought it is at all.