she liked writing letters

long, rambly things

full of random thoughts

and dreams

and funny stories

she wrote

the way she thought

coherently, humourously

if a bit long-winded

as she joyously sent bits of


to a far-away land

she wondered how long

the reply would take

when one came

she pored over it eagerly

smiling and chuckling

at the thoughts that came floating

across the ocean

and every once in a while

as she smiled

and laughed

she wondered …

and then smiled some more