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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