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North Pole letters: A poem

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HSI-MIN CHAN | SENIOR STAFF

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APRIL 30, 2023

Dear Robert,

Despite myself,
I’m worried.
Please come back.

 

Dear Margaret,

Don’t worry.
I know
enough to sail these seas.

I will find
the paradise of old,
the end of all death
that is the end of all life
and I will bring it
to humanity.

 

Dear Margaret,

I’ve taken a wrong turn.

But the crew trusts me;
I don’t know
who I can trust in turn.

The ship will sail on.

 

Dear Margaret,

I’m lost.
But I cannot turn back.

 

Dear Robert,

I do not need this paradise.

Save yourself
and return, my dear brother.

 

Dear Margaret,

Do you hate me sometimes
for worrying you.
I hate myself sometimes.
I wish you wouldn’t worry.

But I guess I’m a selfish person
because I wish you’d continue to
love me anyway.

Don’t worry.

I will find
the paradise of old,
the end of all death
that is the end of all life
and I will bring it
to humanity.

And despite myself,
I am determined.
I will not turn back.

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