I hate this letter to you

by Emily G Myers

my tongue tastes like the glue
from the letter I'm sending you

I hate this letter to you
because it gets to be with you
you'll take it out of the mailbox so carefully
open it with your fingers...
the fingers you used to touch me
now you caress only paper
and I hate this letter to you
because you'll hold it
look at it attentively
like you used to look at me
read the words I've written
with the eyes you used to read
the shape of my skin
the softest brown eyes I've ever seen
ever loved
the kindest
and most expressive
with those long eyelashes
so many people mention
I hate this letter to you
it'll see every part of you
be in your presence
be in your hands
it'll be where I want to be
I hate this letter to you

my lonely tongue tastes like glue
from this lucky letter I'm sending you


Author's Note: for Tommy

Posted on 01/14/2003
Copyright © 2021 Emily G Myers

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Vimal Rony on 01/14/03 at 11:51 PM

Oh WOW simply outstanding.This is so cool and throbbing with feelings and beautiful imagery.

Posted by Anne Engelen on 01/15/03 at 07:08 PM

what more can I add than what's been said already! Amazing poem!!!

Posted by Carl Walker on 01/19/03 at 02:33 AM

seems like a story this compelling should be a song. very well woven, thanks

Posted by Phil P Robson on 02/04/03 at 04:43 PM

Absolutely Wonderful

Posted by Melanie A Bennett on 02/21/03 at 03:13 PM

Love this poem! Excellent! :)

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 02/26/03 at 01:01 PM

Nice work! Quite original in how you express your loss, desire, angst through the letter.

Posted by JD Clay on 02/26/03 at 01:21 PM

Now there is an innovative concept on the jealosy factor. Very creative, Emily. Congratulations on becoming Poet Of The Day. Peace...

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 02/26/03 at 03:35 PM

Clever, a bit tongue-in-cheek I think, a strong sense of regret expressed. Congratulations on POTD!

Posted by Cathlyn Cartier on 02/27/03 at 12:46 AM

What a pleasure to read this as POTD. Congratulations!

Posted by Christina Bruno on 03/05/03 at 04:22 AM

i think its the name...:(

Posted by Melina Raven Maness Diebold on 03/15/03 at 05:42 AM

Excellent!!! What a way to portray that sort of jealousy. -Mina

Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 04/04/05 at 01:52 PM

i loved how the ending brought it all together. excellent piece!

Posted by Rebecca Lin on 10/22/05 at 01:44 AM

wow I really enjoyed that. It sounded like a song.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 01/17/06 at 05:05 AM

totally brilliant excellent vivid and just impossible to put away. perfection of what writing accomplishes. I love reading this.

Posted by Meghan Helmich on 07/23/08 at 03:52 PM

what an awesome concept. my belated congratulations on POTD to you, dear emily.

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