From 2019. Revised today.

84th Letter to a Poet

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 church

when a bunch of us left the sober meeting

because the speaker got evangelical

we held our own small gathering in the vestibule

a refuge from the main room's arid preachments

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

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Written on 2021-04-12 at 00:06

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Your deliberate choice of not punctuating give these lines a feel of immediacy. I read the whole first stanza and half of the second one in a single go! Well crafted, Tom. :)

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
I like it, especially the last stanza.