~Recorded DeliveryA Poem by Ali Mayne
Originally these were lyrics but I think it works better as a free-verse poem :)
I sent something to you today, due tomorrow.
I sent it via recorded delivery:
it should arrive at 6.15pm prompt*
(*please be at home to receive).
I've travelled various distances solo,
But never in this direction;
That's why I hope he'll be glad of my arrival.
"Because the item is uncommon and somewhat valuable,
We recommend that you come to Exeter train station
and collect the item yourself - to avoid damage."
Oh, recorded delivery...
At least they are delivering.
I hope this is okay.
I daren't waste time looking for his house in the depths of Exeter;
besides, how romantic would it be if he met me at the station,
On the platform?
Like a film.
Your item will be on the 6 o'clock train from London Waterloo, coach 5 on platform 2.
It will be available for collection as soon as the train pulls in.
We hope you will find the item in mint condition.
Thank you for your co-operation."
The train's pulling into platform 2 now.
I feel nervous but the excitement kills it:
The doors slide open.
I see him, his eyes widen.
His neutral lips break into a smile.
I step off the train, grinning happily.
I drop my bags and embrace him.
"Hi," he breathes, "you're right on time."
© 2008 Ali Mayne
Added on October 21, 2008
Last Updated on October 21, 2008
AboutI love writing poetry, songs and stories. I like living life because events invite me to review them in a poetic way. I've always loved creative subjects like music, creative writing, photography, dra.. more..
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