Written in this format because iOS doesn’t allow you to enter soft returns.
The letter is thirty years old / I was surprised to see it was from you / It was not long after I made that day trip / just to get out and go somewhere / I tried calling when I arrived / but no one was home / I think I wandered around for a while before giving up / and going back to the train station / I got home around 9:30 / I must have mentioned it the next time I wrote / because you apologized for not being home / even though I was the one who showed up / without calling first / I wish to see you / The letter is thirty years old / it could have been last year / or last week / I get this way from time to time / Nostalgia would be simpler / but I wonder (you know, from time to time) / and I allow myself a second here / and maybe a second or two there / before I let the moment / crash the moment / and let them both slip away / I wish to see you / The letter is thirty years old / You’re home / I’m home / Nobody’s going anywhere for a while / I wish to see you //
(19 July 2020—posted July 20th)
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