Jul 13

why writing letters hurts

to write a letter
is to give your words
little legs and let them run
off into trouble
like juveniles
to send a letter
is to let your words
be pulled apart
like cabbages until
their soft little green hearts
are unwound
to wait for a letter
is to search your words
like seacaves 
trying to find some hidden monster
curled up between the syllables
to recieve a letter
is to plant your words
and watch nervously as the
flowers grow
alarmingly bright and bending
but in the grand scheme of 
letterwriting
whenever someone writes back
it is impossible to fold
the paper
without leaving a sharp edge