For Laura Boss
“Every living thing is turning into something else.” – Ovid
All of your poems that remain unwritten.
Promises to and from family not kept.
Urn of ashes on a son’s mantle.
Things read aloud to laughter and tears,
now lost in the country of time.
Laura Boss was an American, award-winning poet and a friend and mentor. She was the founder and Editor of Lips poetry magazine for four decades. Laura died on April 9, 2021, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.