dear grandmother,

Photo by Olya Kobruseva on
it’s been years but 
you wrote me a letter.

folded it three times and
put it in an envelope,
scrawled my married name 
across the front. 

I wonder if you 
needed to ask someone
for my address, maybe
even my last name – 

you’ve never written it before.

not after my wedding
or the birth of my first child.

so maybe I’ll be grateful 
that you wrote to me 
now with such passion, a 
two-sided notebook paper 
rant dedicated just to me.

cruel, selfish, dishonorable 
lil ol’ me. 

after all, handwritten 
letters are passe.

your granddaughter

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