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Wednesday 12 September 2012

“Please, Mr. Postman”

When my father shared the handful of old letters
I’d hoped to find just one
that would sweeten a side of my mother
deeply soured by resentment

Only later, when the radio
sang a song, from a time when
I’d discovered love,
was I folded back,
restored to myself again.

© Sophia Roberts
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