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Letter

Burned before reading

I hold in my hands
A letter from you -
Words on paper
Not read -
Heard -
Hearing, hearing
Needing quiet -
I fold by half
And yet by half again -
Your words piling upon themselves
Tumbling -
Sliding together -
Tighter -
Folding and folding -
Pressing away from me -
Meaning less
Hearing less
Curves and lines of words fold 
Lines fold into curves fold into lines fold into curves
And at last
Fold into quiet.

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