Creases of a paper smoothen

Revealing broken biro scribbles

Cellotaped fears and inky tears

A thousand words carefully enclosed

Stapled inside envelope flaps

Unseen smiles on the telephone

Unheard laughter in photographs

But the guitar chords and heartstrings

Strike out rhythmic lyrics

Too many sudden wishes, too many second glances

So I burn the letter and cry an apology instead.