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Rated: E · Poetry · Cultural · #1553394
the old post office 1940's
The Post Office and Town Hall
still stand on the corner
as they have for 80 years.

80 years is a long time
to wait for a letter from home.

The Town Hall clock
is stuck at high noon.
Time stopped years ago.

80 years is a long time
to wait for a letter from home.

Postage was two pennies.
Two pennies on paper
separated you from me.

80 years is a long time
to wait for a letter from home.

Now they say the bricks crumble
and pieces of plaster tumble
from the buildings on the corner.

80 years is a long time
to wait for a letter from home.

The internet made letters obsolete.
Just peck away at a keyboard,
send an email so neat.

80 years is a long time
to wait for a letter from home.

"Please come back to me,"
the old letter said.
Love, a canceled stamp, dead.

80 years is a long time
to wait for a letter from home.

The Post Office and Town Hall
still stand on the corner,
they have weathered changes, all.

80 years is a long time
to wait for a letter from home.


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