paper and ink

they wrote of bluebirds
and British cartography
holding back their tongues

they knew each other
by the smooth stroke of their pens
never touching hands

they kept talk of love
in the silence of their hearts
their voices, their sighs



For Magpie Tales


14 thoughts on “paper and ink

  1. at the turn of the twentieth century, with Victoria still on the throne, her one penny stamp on the envelope, being pen pals was precursor to meeting someone today on the internet; only now we can actually see each other, and come to more rational conclusions about the object of our affection; nice take on the prompt.

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