Slowly

Once, I wrote a simple greeting
Some people taking me nicely
Others– just read in one blink
Yet I accepted all that joyfully

There are ways to make friends
Hold your bravery, right where you stand
One or two weeks doesn’t matter
All I need here is your letter

From a friendly listener to a teacher
From an aspiring scientist to a cat lover
From climate change to Harry Potter
Sharing stories, our shoulders get lighter

A friend of mine, way far west
I feel sincerity in every little talk
Caress a rotten pain in my chest
A happy epilogue from a delicious yolk

In the middle of starless, longing night
I recite this slowly poem to the moon
In different worlds, we share the same sight
I wish my pray will reach you soon

Later, I will wait for your letter
But maybe not the way we used to be
You will read it in a blue sweater
In my long rest, phrase it right beside me

Malang, 18 January 2020
-FA