Riddled with Arrows Issue 5.1: Candy Hearts & Little Literary Love Notes ~ Day 8

Billet-Doux, he sends to his lover…

I’m etched over with black ink
scented with jasmine, bound up
with red heart-strings, placed

precarious among snow-crystal
branches of an evergreen-holly.
I’m carried across sepia skies:

dark, frozen, overcast, by a dove
to her warm chambers. I’m thawed
by the fireplace, she reads unfamiliar

words, absorbs a new language, until
she commits my secrets to flames—
my lyrics saved forever in her memory.  

–> Claire Smith



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