My maiden love letter to you -
Composed with care and emotion
Put in a shining pink envelope
Your name lovingly scribbled on top
With the street and town you bless -
Has to be dropped in a suffocating red box.
Soiled hands will fiddle with it
Strangers will toss it around
Overfilled gunny bags will carry my letter
In the company of heart-breaking tidings.
My letter will be pressed tightly
On the carrier of some rickety cycle
To be heartlessly thrust in a small box
Or thrown on the floor of your veranda.
My dear, how much ignominy it will suffer
Before my letter lands in your hands ?