21 April 2011


Day 20, PAD Challenge. Prompt: A "message in a bottle" poem.

send me a quilt, to keep me warm in Coventry,
some light novels, too, the better
to while away the time with
until you join me here.

amber-bottled, the curling note
of scrawling script, goes on:
bring firewood, too, and some tea,
a kettle and some cups

to break the morning, long before
the sun slips down and I
sleep again in the shade and
some news of you, too,

and a red lipstick, blue undertoned, a
flint for fire, writing paper and
more bottles, please, there is
so much more I want to say,

counting the leaves of ivy until
I see you next

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