For Rachel, Who Is Not Lost

by Rob Roensch



A seagull on the moon is not lost,

She is a student of lunar soils.

A cookie in a salad is not lost,

It is experimenting with greens.

A muskrat in Macy’s is not lost,

She just needs a new cashmere scarf,

Because she ate the last one.

A cheerleader in the desert is not lost,

She is merely eager to express her enthusiasm

For sand.

A monster in a preschool is not lost,

She is a gentle monster,

And the children love to hear her monster lullabies.

An astronaut in a church is not lost,

She is exploring.

A tiger in a Target is not lost,

And neither are you.

Originally published in This Land, Vol. 5, Issue 21, November 1, 2014.