Unsent Letter, Or, A Letter That I'll Never Be Able To Send To You

November 6, 2011
By atemperamentalsun PLATINUM, Nyack, New York
atemperamentalsun PLATINUM, Nyack, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Any Bob Dylan quote, really.
Also...."Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you'll start missing everybody."-J.D. Salinger (The Catcher In The Rye)


The weather has never looked better than where you are right now,
standing tall on your perch---
a floating table in the middle of a sweet honey dew lightning bolt---
singing to a fine-looking British pelican,
who has never looked finer than where you are today.
In other words….
I like your plaid bow tie,
and I like your boat shoes,
which are pink like all of my peculiar pink plants covered in things like
rhymes and schemes and yes, some dead dreams.
The dreams were killed by the bear, who was friends with the British pelican,
and they’re dead like
my raindrop eyes
and my crunchy hands,
so strong they can murder the weather and still be home by dinner and then just
die on a dinner plate given to the Queen of Corsica---
although she is only queen when the island is wrapped in blue---
because this queen detests my pink plants.
P.S. The leftovers are underneath the kitchen sink,
and I was waiting all night for the weather to roll onto its belly for me so that I could scratch it,
because I really miss the dog I never had who died when I was four.
(And don’t forget to say “please” and “thank you.”)


The author's comments:
If I was brave, then I might send you this letter.
But I love you too much to be brave.

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