I originally penned the elements to this poem in July 2008. I recently (today) rediscovered this lost poem. Being one of my earlier poems I decided that it required some work before I posted it on here. So after a rewrite but keeping the same themes and tone of the original I present this poem. It was written for my wife (fiance at the time) and we were having the usual relationship struggles. Enjoy!
Your mail I lost in transit, before we’d met
As dreams you had stalled, without a word.
I didn’t return to sender; my mistake.
Love notes exchanged trying to right wrongs
So hard I try but the damage done;
Each day the feeble letter’s edges fray.
I should have delivered you flowers,
Not baggage and a broken man,
And then I shipped your dreams off shore.
An apology note is my only delivery today,
A personal plea. A reply do I deserve?
I regret, so little I can deliver to you.