Dear Friend,

I write

neatly

on a pretty card

an expensive card

a card    I chose just for you.

   

Dear Friend,

I write

painstakenly

careful to leave enough room   on the page

for my message to you     dear friend   is on

the page

all alone.

    

And, as I stare at the markings     left by my pen,

I blur their sharp edges

with my tears.

    

Dear Friend,

I continue

I miss you.

  

@junemoon  1995

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