Tagged: letters

seeing you for the

seeing you for the
first time in what seem like a
long time, the words are

jumbled, letters slip between
sentences, we pause to make sense
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: slip

back when we used to

back when we used to
exchange letters, everything
was more – like meeting

in grand central this november,
recalling the length of your hair
.
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along Monterey

for six months, Citi

for six months, Citi
has been sending me
embossed invitations to
increase my credit
limit, courtesy of
age and the dental
bills that accompany
a life of chewing none
too thoughtfully. with
a bit of wear and
tear, the texture
becomes quite
delicious, that familiar
corporate-identity-
blue (Pantone 288)
laced across the
buttercreamy envelope,
like icing on a cake –
my fingers are
just as dirty
.
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let’s break it to each

let’s break it to each
other slowly, iron out
each letter before
casting them into
words, meaning –
we might, just
might, catch ourselves
from spilling
.
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i love the way you

i love the way you
scrawled Brooklyn
onto the side
of my care
package, each
letter a seed
aimed for home.
years later, those
calligraphic
tendrils still
blossom in my heart
like the perennials
in your garden,
a surprise and
not a surprise
.
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you and i are a

you and i are a
lost art

the writing
brushes have
turned stiff,
the paper
stained,
and words
have long refused
to choose us
as vessels
for constructive
dialogue
.
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your letters on the

your letters on the
page
form words that
indicate nothing
and everything,
a drugged yearning –
when one word
slips, the rest
braces for impact
.
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these things appear

(for c)

these things appear
to be
so harmless –

a familiar hand
on a slip of paper

a trail of messages
scattered like crumbs

tethered letters
waiting to be proofed

no one to say
goodnight
to
.
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