memorandum of understanding…

MOU

having found
the right pen
a bark-less branch
with a golden oak
writing point
i began my letter
to you
outlining
on the lake’s surface
all the important points
of my life
most of which
you do not know
nor
if i understand correctly
do not
care
to know
but
that aside
i wrote for hours
in the night
with barely
enough light
to see where
the periods
had to go
for each sentence
mrs wills
the perfect english teacher
would not have appreciated
careless form
so
i took great care
before signing my name
to the document
folded it
with a wave
and watched it
wash ashore
hoping it would reach
your door
perhaps as rain
or
winter’s snow
but given
your mood
most likely
ice

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