Making Me

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burn upon receiving

~

a letter

trumps a poem

any day

~

you can say

whatever you need

to an anonymous audience

~

but every poet

is an artist

painting portraits

with a fine tip brush

dipped in intent

~

a message of hope

that must stay hidden

from the one you’re trying to reach

reject your mission

to save face

~

masked behind pleasantries

kill my worry

that it might not sever

this connection

~

forget the address

leave the envelope locked in a drawer

recipient with no name

to give my feelings away

~

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