Overdue Love Letter


Minus the saliva on paper

The hesitant comma

Barely smeared


Impatient still

Signed and dated



I offer every swerve

Soft wrist and stiff neck



This is my wet black ink


Written 2005



  1. Pamela

    Dear Ana,

    I have written a few poems in Spanish, though I don’t think they are very good. I believe that is because Spanish is not my first language.My husband lived in Colombia for a couple of years.I would love to visit there some day. Who knows.


  2. Pamela

    Hi, I was wondering if I could ask you where you are from.I see you write poetry in Spanish and I live in Mexico, and have for almost 13 years now. I am simply curious.


  3. brian miller

    deftly penned…i really like that opening stanza, the hesitant comma, i like that…impatient, still sealed…nice soft touch…

    good to see you at dverse…

  4. Servant

    …have you seen this before? I know of no better definition. This is not the full section on the topic.

    “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”

    (1 Corinthians 13:4-8 ESV)

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