REVOLVING TOWARD A FINALE

by Jnana Hodson

We were gathering her possessions
for our return to school when I came across

Hollander’s recording of The Tempest.
“Where’d you get this?” I asked curiously,

looking up to see her disappointed face
and be told: “It was for your birthday.”

Years later, another lover
would filch the album

amid another tempest.

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Poem copyright 2015

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