Dear Friend,

I write


on a pretty card

an expensive card

a card    I chose just for you.


Dear Friend,

I write


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