“Light Letters”

Our letters travel at the speed of light,

leaving us no time to think,

to wait, to wander, to watch,

stretch our eyes until they’re bloodshot

keeping a lookout for the postman.


They are not weighed down

by longing or absence

and I am scared relationships

cannot outlast such

warped-speed communication.


Like that candle burning

at both ends it will be bright,

but we only need dim light

to see each other and I want

so badly for us to last the night.


Again, it comes down

to faith and I just pray

that my words, this poem

burn a little longer so that one day,

I will be able to follow the light home.

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