From Autumn Opens a Door, a collection published in fall 2015.
Because the World Is Organized in This Manner
Rattle those things in that box all you want,
you’ll never find the one you are looking for.
It’s been lost and it’s not in there
you don’t know that and you can’t find it out for sure
because you’ll always think
there is the chance
it might be at the bottom or maybe
you missed it as you were searching. So
I’m telling you now to save you trouble.
Don’t ask me how I know
but I do know:
The one you want is always
the one that is missing.