Lousy Letters


I did it again

I sent another letter

Another of those labyrinthine ones

Which never seem to end

Oh how much had I resisted

How much I had told myself

Your letters are phony

They annoy her

It’s not like before

When she would read and be in awe

Instead now she rips apart

Every pretentious word

You thought would impress her



I must not write another one

These letters are a hoax

They are made up of letters themselves

Tiny single letters

Which combine to form words

Which are kitschy enough

To be misinterpreted

Double meaning

Double writing

It all makes sense

These letters don’t

They must be hidden

If better they must cease to be written