kindness is a trap i set for myself.

i may hand you a parcel tomorrow,
containing a feather and a shell,
some advil, a sprig of yew.
there will also be a note written
by hand on an old envelope:
the sun will rise again,
not long from now.
i tell you because i know
you will want to open everything,
but it isn’t for you.
the parcel is for myself,
and i would like to ask you
to return it to some future me
if you see me walking alone
at night, under the moon.

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3 thoughts on “kindness is a trap i set for myself.

  1. thanks, dhyan. i figured the idea of a message in a bottle was a wee bit overdone. 😉

    slpm: thanks. i always appreciate your take!

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