Cornell University, Mann Library
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As a poet and writer I often frequent libraries for workshops I'm running or being asked as a guest poet at a reading series. During one such event I got talking to the library run café manager who had lost her official work keys. It didn't go down well as you can imagine with the City Council, but I knew she'd need to relax for the rest of the day, and we did manage to have a few laughs about a very stressful situation.
we swap lost key stories
as my coffee cools
My wife and myself are roughly equal on misplacing or losing things, but after losing my keys twice in my younger days, I never put my keys anyway but my trouser pocket. There is something incredibly discomforting about being less than an inch away from being able to enter your home but for the lack of a bit of metal designed to open up that inch or so of wood that makes for a front door to your home.
|Description||A leather keychain|
How well do you fare in losing things?
Poem publication credits:
Presence 32 (2007); Tinywords.com (2007); The O’Keefe Brief, O’Keefe Library at SAU, St Ambrose University, Iowa, U.S.A. (2007)