Friday, April 11, 2008

Letters to you

I love letters
but I really hate this one
passionately engraved
into rough paper

With closed eyes
I trace the characters and symbols
several times over
dashing, dotting, and crossing
before sealing it in an envelope
labeled: fragile

I was right
to write it out of me
slowly and carefully
translating the memory
of your face
as you tried
to sound me out


Cynthia said...

I enjoyed the voice in this
poem, her honesty. The second
verse especially sings.

Marilyn said...
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