Monday, March 29, 2010

oblong envelopes stack themselves high





oblong envelopes stack themselves high
on surfaces all around,
none of them square,

figures within, helvetica and bold,
politely penned,
rasp,

shark tooth sharp;
if we pass,
we can bear down fast and hard.

not so the ones from abroad
or towns only a few miles
to the north,

which rarely come; flimsy and frail;
shy sentiments sport pale pastel
outerwear.

is it the licking that has this effect
or that they are so rare? plus, those do not
stack so well.


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