Oh Captain, my Captain –
I hope this letter finds you safe/well/warm
I wish you the world, and everything it owns –
The heartache, the sorrow, the mad and confused,
The brilliant, the promised – with every joy infused.
A phantom, a ghost, a mem’ry of words.
A constant shadow wherever I roam,
You’re stronger and braver than you think you know.
Mistake these thoughts not as my heart,
but only as something everyone ought –
Sometimes I think you’re too good to be true.
(All I wish is to talk with you.)