Treasure Island

Jacqui Thewless

(November,1955 / Manchester, UK)

The Letter (iii)


Even the leather writing
case’s hinges are shot:
the strips
of hide
that bound
the lid decayed;
the lock –
a small lock
involving only a sideways
click to open it -
still works its
mechanical metal slot.

Inside the case your letter’s
yellow pages of script
slowly
rewrite
their gist,
an ideal
content –
the content
between me and you the long dead
master of sub-text –
hints at its
continuous narrative.

Submitted: Thursday, July 30, 2009
Edited: Thursday, July 30, 2009

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