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The letters back and forth and in French.
It is our code. Nobody else speaks it.

They are Italian, Spanish, Greek.

We two are outcast. Always

on the periphery, the odd college major,

the misunderstood, assumed good.

While others got in trouble, we got away.

Our usual rotation, our favorite, the coat room.

In the summer, the nearby field,

how we hid concealed by tall grass.

How you rolled your tongue over and over.

How my body lifted to meet such kisses,

How I undulated beneath you.

Now, you send me letters from the office.

Language need not be elegant,

though yours is, scripted and black.

Mine - pigeon, Cajun.

Our scripted French code-words known only

to us; language formed over the years.

Outside the rain drears my window,

and in the few-second moment

of missive sent, missive received,

all I can think is how empty I feel.

How I need you. Like telephone with

two cans, you tug hard the cord, shoot back:

peut-etre….

peut-etre!!!

I die a thousand little deaths.



------
Sadi Ranson-Polizzotti

http://www.tantmieux.squarespace.com/
http://www.sottovocce.blogspot.com/
http://www.cabinetist.blogspot.com/


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The following comments are for "missives"
by sadijane

Nice..
I enjoyed it with my silly literary senses but with grave feelings of poetic comprehension.

A "language" that touches the lines "scripted" in the inner soul for "love".... I think I understand it like any other reader.

Regards,

Myth.

( Posted by: Myth [Member] On: February 10, 2006 )

myth...
Thanks Myth - sounds to me like you enjoyed it and that's the main part for me... all thoughts welcome! -- be well - s.j.

( Posted by: sadijane [Member] On: February 10, 2006 )

:)
Thank you Lucie = i think all that you say is true... ... ah, the heart....

( Posted by: sadijane [Member] On: February 13, 2006 )





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