I got a letter one day
From a boy I knew who went away
He left long ago—
And never expected me to follow

The letter was a tale of two
Two halves, two hearts, and two hands
The halves belonged to one another
The hearts belonged to each other
The hands were theirs
And the letter was about the love they shared

I got a letter the next day
From a woman who ran away
She escaped long ago—
And never expected me to follow

The letter was a tale of three
Three minds, three homes, and three holes
The minds were troubled with the past
The homes were new and didn't last
The holes were leftovers in her chest

I got a letter the day after
From a man who lost his laughter
It left long ago—
And never expected me to follow

The letter was a tale of one
One joy, and one love
One joy that fueled his laughter
And one love that left him for another

I sent a letter to the boy
About the days before he went away
About the light and cheer
And how I wish he were still here

No replies from the boy who went away
So I sent him another letter of the better days
About the times when I would seek and he would hide

No replies from the boy who died

I sent a letter to the woman
About the days before she thought of sin
The days when she would sing and spin
When she was happy and lively

No replies from the woman who ran away
So I sent her another letter of the better days
About the days when she would sing and I would daze

No replies from the woman who died

I sent a letter to the man
About the days before he lost his laughter
The days when he would laugh and spread laughter

No replies from the man who lost his laughter
So I sent him another letter of better days
About the days when we would laugh until we cried

No replies from the man who died

I wrote a letter to another
Sent my thoughts down on paper
To this person I hardly know
And hope they stay
And never follow

The letter was a tale unheard
Of sorrow, dead flowers, and hope borrowed
The sorrow for the boy
The dead flowers for the woman
And borrowed hope for the man
Who all stood their ground
And still gave in