Zvi A. Sesling

Old Friends

What has happened to my old friends
Some have vaporized in saunas

Others have become autographs in
Someone’s yearbook or on loose pages

There are those dead and desiccated
In the jungles or rotted in deserts

Some became statistics on highways
While others counted dollars as if

They were pebbles on a distant beach
The rest I look up to at night

Bid them farewell, make a wish
and join the waiting pillow


This poem appeared previously in Sketchbook, 12/31/11.

Zvi A. Sesling edits Muddy River Poetry and reviews for Boston Small
Press and Poetry Scene. He is author of a full length poetry book,
King of the Jungle (Ibbetson Street Press, 2010) and a poetry chapbook
Across Stones of Bad Dreams (Cervena Barva Press, 2011). His full
length volume, Fire Tongue, is due from Cervena Barva Press in 2012.