84th Letter

Yes I might try to go to sleep before

the sun comes up on the first day since
last September when the timespan of light
will slightly exceed that of the wintry dark


I might tax your indulgence and send you
the first draft of a rickety semi-poem
and ask you what you think of it and trust
that somehow you'll perceive the good in it


I might even relate a stray gratitude
the convo in the Lutheran vestibule
when a bunch of us left the sober meeting
because the speaker got all fundygelical


Please pray for me dear soul but not to Grumpy
Old Whitebeard who really should retire
but to the bright petals of dark sunflowers
and to the apple-blossoms of late April

Poetry by Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-03-19 at 09:30

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Members of Coo & Co enjoyed reading this letter, Tommo. We like the allusion to the spring solstice, the thought of a 'rickety semi-poem', the word 'fundygelical', and the descriptions of nature in the final stanza. In short, there is something engaging in every verse here :>)