Where do you hide?
All this time we have spent together, and now you are missing... I can only regret I didn't thank you enough. You helped me bind some beauties through the years, and although you got fairly dirty at times, you never put up a fight. I endeavored to keep you clean and in such great shape. You never seemed to age much, just a nic here and there, what a hardy thing you were.
Will I find you?
I think of you, huddling under a bridge in the cold rain, calling out to me... and I can't see you. I'm blinded to you. And since you are mute, your calls are futile. I have to close my eyes and listen with my heart.
Are you snuggled under mounds of leather? Did you climb into a suitcase, into a vase, onto a shelf?
Maybe you finally took a trip out the window. I expect you would be feeling a mild case of cabin fever by now since I haven't taken you out on a journey for a while.
I'm so sorry, please forgive me, for I am at a loss without you!
Last night you came to me in my dream, I found you along with several leaks in the roof, and I was scrambling around trying to mop up water and catch drips with saucepans. But then I woke up, and you were still gone.
Please find your way home!
I'll leave the lamp on.