it is gone.
unable to be found
beneath desks, in pockets, or purses or bags.
is it my fault?
or did the universe lift it from my grasp
with tendrils of glee?
i cannot find it anywhere.
no matter the hours spent-
it is gone.
and perhaps i look to the galaxies
to find fault
because i don’t want to face the reality
that i lost it
and it is unable to be found.