Love Letters

By Matt Steel
26 Oct 2013

Love letters and love
the spaces between the words.
Meander among stems, nestle
under warming bellies, admire
serifs and spurs from safe distance.

Follow the silver thread
stretching from page-map
to mind-map.
Play among the hills,
but avoid the rivers.

Honor the scribes who came
before you, son, and walk softly
when passing those polite sculptures
waiting all around you, waiting
to be noticed, appraised, dissected,

consumed. Eat your fill,
and honor me
by teaching your son how to look
sideways, how to bathe
in betweenness, how to see.

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