22 7 / 2014
chocolate-poppies said: ❣ (I have absolutely no shame.)
love letter meme
Allow me to begin by informing you that you’ve brought me nothing but trouble, my sweet. By trouble, I mean not the War, nor anything you might assume. Don’t laugh yet.
I hope you’ll appreciate how foolish I feel, once you’ve deciphered my unsteady hand enough to realise there’s a point to my meandering. No, I haven’t been drinking. One would suspect it, given the contiguous blotch I’ve made of the margin – but I’m anxious, see. Now you’re allowed to laugh.
Decades have passed since I last wrote to you, in our world of machines. That alone should make this enough of a surprise… though I fear you’ll be entirely scandalised when I reveal I’m writing to say I love you, dear girl. It’s a truth I carry at the back of my tongue in every waking moment, even if it seems only content to tumble out of me when I’m etching it with ink.
I hope you’re not disgusted, to hear I wish to share each little triumph only with you, or that I smile at the mere memory of you – and I’m smiling now, because I know you won’t be. Your nose will crinkle like a kitten and you’ll question my sincerity, so I beg you not to tear the paper just yet because I struggled to write it. We have never operated like this, never kept anything hidden from each other – except that which I desire to profess the most.
So I don’t know what I’m thinking, seeking pen and paper to tell you like this. A letter is impersonal, despite how often poets wax lyrical about the intimacy of them. They are contiguous blotches all, and I won’t let you find out this way.
I’ll tear it up on your behalf. You’ll be none the wiser.
22 7 / 2014
I felt like changing it up a bit and draw a family portrait.