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What is lost

This poem was written during my residency at The Columbia in partnership with Roman Road and was inspired by conversations with resident artist Thomas Hjelm.

Thomas Hjelm, Double Happiness, 2020

What is lost?

What is lost.

Lost in time

Lost with time

Can we see change?

Can we trap it?

And preserve it

In a neat glass jar

Like jam



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