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Return To Sender

written by: Ricky Hawthorne



It arrived unexpectedly

The packaging torn, frayed at the corners

From over-handling

The knot loose,

The legend faded, almost illegible

And yet, somehow, it found its way back

I took it in, dexterously

Placing it delicately on my old armchair

And finished the unwrapping

That had begun a lifetime ago

Ricky Hawthorne

Ricky Hawthorne

MAY 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Short listed for the Bridport Poetry Prize 2015

Graduate of Warwick University
Triple honors in Literature, Theater and Film
Ricky Hawthorne

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