The Lost Songby Karen Friedland
It was about love,
but I can never remember the lyrics,
or the melody, for that matter.
It was on the radio briefly,
during a difficult time
of love and death.
It was wispy,
Someday, if I really apply myself,
I may find this lost song,
and the mysteries of the universe
may finally fall into place.
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“The Lost Song” was first published in Constellations (2021) and is part of Karen Friedland's
chapbook, Tales from the Teacup Palace, which was published by Červená Barva Press (2020).
A nonprofit grant writer by day, Karen Friedland’s poems have been published in The Lily Poetry Review, Constellations, Nixes Mate Review, Writing in a Women’s Voice, Vox Populi and others. One of her poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and another was displayed for a year in Boston’s City Hall. Her two books of poems are Tales from the Teacup Palace (Červená Barva Press) and Places That Are Gone (Nixes Mate Books). She lives in a quiet neighborhood of Boston with her husband, two dogs, cat, and altogether too many house plants.