unsent letters

unsent letters
after months of silence
sit in sunshine –
unfinished
some torn and defeated,
tear stained and folded
worn creases
and open envelope
holding the past –
the present
in my hands
like a prayer
i am holding
my breath too long
unable to see
to collect each grain
and let just
one letter end
begin the new one
let the words unroll
beneath my fingers
let my heart
speak
without the strangle hold
of emotion
but still not even part way
i am mute again
overwhelmed
unmended
waiting only
to try again

~

23.05.06
Leigh-Anne Tyson

Published by Leigh-Anne Fraser

writer, poet, photographer, artist, illustrator, knitter,friend and fine pancake flipper

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