Elaine Equi


This is not
just about
keeping busy.

I miss you.

Even if we
never spoke,

or were only
briefly underground,

each other’s music,

breathing shared-air
together –

the loss is profound.

Walking down
an empty avenue
in spring,

I miss you.

Elaine Equi is the author of many books including Ripple Effect: New and Selected Poems, and most recently, The Intangibles, from Coffee House Press. She teaches at New York University and in the MFA Program in Creative Writing at The New School.