Published posthumously March 26, 2021
We trudged through the snow, careful
Not to slip on the solid sheet of ice
Which was only lightly blanketed by a
Fresh-last night layer of frozen flakes.
I put your letter in the mail box
Right before we went into the movie.
The mail is picked up at 5 p.m. on Saturdays
And it was good to know that my words to you
Would be on their way long before the movie ended.
I wrote Dora’s name and Sally’s and Elsa’s
in the letter. Together with you and me, 5 cousins,
5 girls, 5 Gretsch’s together on one page. It
felt good to be in such company. A luxury we
never had in real life- although it certainly
would have been possible.
We were together today on that piece of paper
as it waited in the ice cold mail box and was then sped off
to the airport.. Tomorrow, no doubt it will be on a plane
to you in Sunny Florida.
I wonder what you will see in your imagination
As you read the names and trace through our mutual past of their
connection to us.
Threads all threads
Woven loosely but making a pattern nevertheless!