Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Here Comes the Mail!

A Sure Sign

Here's the mail, sort it quick--
Papers, letters, notes,
Postcard scenes,
Magazines,
Our hearts are in our throats.

Something there,
White and square,
Sealed with wax, and bumpy--
At the edges, flat and thin,
In the middle bumpy.

When you feel the envelope,
Do your fingers trace
Something narrow,
Like an arrow?
Or a part
of a heart?
Or a
Cupid's face?

Is your name across the back
In a crooked line?
Hurry, then, that's a sign
Someone's sent a Valentine!
--Nancy Byrd Turner

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