Mind, Lost, a poem by Ali Olsen at Spillwords.com
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Mind, Lost

Mind, Lost

written by: Ali Olsen



I lost my mind once
and found it in the
bottom of a bag,

thrown in the closet
with remnants of
tobacco, lip balm,

and spearmint gum.
I’m lucky I even
found it, I searched

for months, went back
to all the places I
could have left it.

I thought someone
might have stolen it,
and as soon as I

gave up, I found it.
Funny how things
work out like that.

I thought
I was
going crazy.

Ali Olsen

Ali Olsen

Ali Olsen is a poet, mother to a son with Autism, and married to a Veteran. She is a Lyme and POTS warrior. She is part of the LGBTQ+ community (she/her).
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