Within the Envelope

    Within the envelope

    a thought laid to rest,

    a hope quietly expressed -

    plans suggested, acted on,

    put into motion and fulfilled -

    a worry time has killed.

    Within the envelope

    a tenderness, a reaching out,

    something given, and

    for the first time laid bare -

    a lock of hair.

    Within the envelope

    a promise, a beginning

    sealed with an imaginary kiss -

    proverbial seed and water,

    sunlight, what days account for,

    and the fruit of this.