do you remember
in elementary school
the lady
who was our
librarian?
the little old
asian woman
who checked out
our books.
her name was
Rose.
I got a phone call
late last night
and I found out
that she had died
just two nights ago
and I
hadn't even known.
it had been so long
since I had last seen her,
but I still cried
knowing that
so many people
would miss her.