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A Mailbox Melody

For poppy’s May challenge #5

By Natasha CollazoPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
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A Mailbox Melody
Photo by Christina Deravedisian on Unsplash

Again he ruffled my feathers.

Knowing well he will only pluck them out.

I tugged my finger as I carefully watched it descend down the spine of the dotted fold in my spiral notepad,

detaching the paper from the trimmed lines,

as it slid a baritone break..

The melody my ink sang as it dripped off my pen

and onto the lines forming a dedication of yet again, invaluable words to him,

that erode my confidence.

The ink had a strong scent, like wet paint.

Blowing soft wind with my lips over the written cursive “I love you” so it wouldn’t smear

before folding it in halves.

Gliding my tongue along the minty sticky strip,

sealing the letter with a kiss.

I addressed the envelope to myself.

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About the Creator

Natasha Collazo

**Studying Modern Journalism @ NYU **

Student @ American Writers & Artists Institute

Project: The diary of an emo Latina

Content and freelance creator

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Instagram: @sunnycollazo

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  • Shirley Belkabout a month ago

    I loved your descriptions here!!!

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    So vivid!! Loved the clever opening lines, the impactful close, and everything in between!

  • Poppy about a month ago

    Aww I adore the ending. I was hooked right from the start but I love the uplifting message of this.

  • Anna about a month ago

    Awesome work! Well written and heartfelt😊

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    This is amazing!

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    "The melody my ink sang as it dripped off my pen and onto the lines forming a dedication of yet again, invaluable words to him, that erode my confidence." Those were my favourite lines! I reread them a few times. Loved your poem!

  • Gabriela Trofin-Tatárabout a month ago

    So heartfelt! Self-love is so important, beautiful reminder. You inspire me to write a letter to myself 🥰🌸💕

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