Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Poem for Those Who Won't Come Home

A Telegram Came Today
(c) 2008

A telegram came today
While I boxed up cookies
Wrapped in cellophane.

I let it sit there for a while
Yellow in the blue kitchen
Dull against the tile.

I mailed the box anyway
knowing it would rest
unopened where you once lay.

1 comment:

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Hmmmmm, is this a telegram from the military? Bringing bad news?

Intriguing poem.