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Unexpected

She didnít have to. Everyone says
the young no longer write, that thank-yous
are old hat. Texts if youíre lucky, but
donít hold your breath. These days,
what díyou expect? Donít ask.
Another winter morning, thick and grey.

A pink and cheeky envelope blinks on the mat.
My name, careful in wobbling biro
and, inside, lurching careful thanks, and
in her hand; effort and concentration clenched
and no mistakes. She didnít have to
but she did. A shyly hopeful sun breaks through.


D.A. Prince

If you have any thoughts about this poem,  D.A. Prince would be pleased to hear them


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