Snail Mail

Sharing Stories

Snail Mail


A handwritten missive

penned many years ago

to a lover, a world away

was found under a staircase today.

A heavily creased yellowing envelope

sealed with a kiss,

mailed with a prayer,

was found in a gap under the stair.

This love letter was lost in time.

Eventually the sunset years came to stay,

those words saying, she would wait

were received by him, seventy years late.

Joanne Kenzy retired from teaching in 2005 and enjoys retirement with family in Spokane, Washington. www.thepoetqueen.com

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