Untitled Poem

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.)

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