I used to know a girl named, Sincerely.
When she moved away,
I tried to write her a letter to
express all the things in my heart.
It was a very short letter.
P.S. It seems, once again,
I have run out of room.
I’ll write again soon.
Then, at the bottom of the letter,
I added a bunch of X’s and O’s.
This is what tic-tac-toe
looks like unbridled
by the number sign.
a young Abraham Lincoln
once walked five miles
just to deliver a letter, & that he
carried it with him underneath his tall
stove pipe hat.
When he finally arrived,
a tired Lincoln removed his hat
and presented the letter.
The family was grateful,
but visibly dismayed to find the letter
covered with sweat, oil and coarse black hair,
which wreathed the letter
like a holiday ribbon.
Not wanting to insult Young Abraham,
the family nevertheless would
only accept the letter using a set of tongs.
The unflappable A. Lincoln merely laughed.
And when the letter was opened,
the family laughed, too,
because inside the envelope
was a shampoo sample
(sign in west covina, CA)
If offered, would you choose the blue pill? The red pill? Or, the green jelly bean? For those who chose green jelly bean — Trefology
Sometimes I’ll be deep into the writing of a letter
& suddenly notice that the paper in front of me
is totally blank.
Then I have to wonder, have I been writing this letter
with invisible ink,
or, has my pen run dry?
OK, I say to myself — think! who is it that I am writing to?
Oh yeh — a spy!
is such a big influence on me
that every-thing I say is in
lower case letters.