I never get a letter from you.

by Ryan Nardi

I never get a letter from you.
I never know just what I'm sposed to do.
I never get a messenger,
a red alert,
or little bird.

No, I never get a letter from you.

I don't know what address to put on mine.
I just talk out loud and close my eyes.
Sometimes I think you're talking back.
Sometimes I think my head is cracked.

I never get a letter from you.

The bushes that I pass are all the same.
Drying in the sun but none in flames.
I looked off of a mountain top,
but all there was was space to drop.

I never catch a sight nor sound of you.

I never get a letter from you.


Posted on 07/22/2010
Copyright © 2023 Ryan Nardi

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Anne Boulender on 07/23/10 at 03:48 AM

so sad. i like this.

Posted by Charlie Morgan on 07/23/10 at 12:12 PM

...i like it too, tho to me 'tis far from sad. sorta like an existential kiss-off. love it. i grinned when i saw the second time...that you didn't get a letter, by then i was grinning. letter? what letter? too cool. & it was/is heavy too.

Posted by Marcus Lane on 07/27/10 at 07:41 AM

We've all been there! Nicely written ....simple and well-paced.

Posted by Linda Fuller on 07/31/10 at 07:57 PM

I like this a lot - whimsically sad, sadly whimsical, well-written.

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