I keep your letter; four pages of lengthy stream.

Because anything worth saying is worth repeating. You said.

I love you. I love you? I love you!

Like a mantra, repeated over and over until it wills you into a trance.

Like a bond; a fragile note reminiscent of something valuable.

A haven for the heart. A parting gift of thanks: undying, eternal love.

Words of comfort; once loved, always loved.

I need not ask the present for confirmation of the past.

I cherish your gift like art.

I love you. I love you? I love you!

Like a mantra; bringing smiles to my heart.

tuttysan © 2017

Photo: Lyons Water Tower and Des Plaines River, as seen from Riverside, IL.