Hello dear

Hello? Oh dear. Oh well, I’ll leave a message. Hello dear. You know I always love your presents, they’re always so thoughtful. That time you printed out that album of photos from my phone. I could never have done that on my own. Write Your Own Will – that was a useful book – all done now! But you know that. This year though I’m confused. Should I press this big red button on the clock? 

published on www.paragraphplanet.com 27 December 2023

never let go

I need to be held at night

when I shiver and shake and I shout in my sleep 

I need to be held

and if you hold me

I will tattoo your name onto my hand

to hold tight to my face through the pillow 

and if you hold me

I promise I will hold you back

and never let go until you tell me