A day overdue

This was written in response to Stephany’s blog: http://www.myspace.com/jmichaeltodd/blog/546725518

Better late than never
As stiff fingers broke the seal
With Brubeck thumping off the beat
Reminding me to feel

The curve of letters twice a year
In scarlet envelope
Unsigned by hand where paw would bear
A long unfunny joke

The sight of one more valentine
Beyond the reach of flesh
When lover’s long lain underground
With little hope of fresh

Attentions of platonic zeal
And ever kindly meant
A correspondent’s heart to steal
Albeit rarely sent

My childhood mystery’s unfurled
With spirits soaring high
A brother’s love looks after me
Across life’s great divide