July 5, 2006,
the last time she was seen.
away from everything she knows.
Now she grows away from everyone
who loved her deeply. Missing girl signs hang on poles
and fall down. Photos of her lost soul blow
in the street.
Her parents wait. Her room not touched.
Since she vanished no one in the house
has slept a wink. Since she has left
all anyone can do is think, eyes unable to blink.
Family waits for the missing girl
to come home, looking out the window,
staying by the phone. Checking the clock,
waiting for a knock.
A Mosaic of My Mind By Jasen Sousa (Written at age 24)