slips through the letter-box
and waits in the stripey stillness
of the draughty hall.
Face-down, the return address -
a woman in an apartment across town.
Only the card knows what she has written
and how long it took to write.
© Maurice Devitt
Maurice Devitt was runner-up in The Interpreter’s House Poetry Competition in 2017, he has had poems published in Ireland, England, Scotland, the US, Mexico, Romania, India and Australia, runs the Irish Centre for Poetry Studies site and is a founder member of the Hibernian Writers’ Group.