relearning the delicate art of the love letter


references to shared conversations,

shared literary allusions, shared

experiences. metaphors ever more deeply

layered with idiosyncratic meaning, barnacled

with associations, ringing with hidden

echoes. the creation of a private

language, textual shorthand for a story

told in alternating voices. relearning:

when to be shy, when to be subtle, when

to use four-letter








i am not a body of texts

but still i'll let you read me a while




copyright 2004 by christine hoff kraemer