Poem: Return To Sender

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From abroad where a green tale
of leprechauns and a pot of gold,
a letter was written in neat scribble
conveying homesick and longing for
the sun, mangoes, and bustling chaos.

Sent to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania.

The envelope pitied her and deviated:
bring back rays of sun from Tasmania,
stop for mangoes in Brunei Darussalam,
and give her the chaos of return to sender.

* This is a true story of what happened to a letter I sent to my native country Tanzania while residing in Ireland. Unfortunately, the only proof of that incident is in my memory.

** First published by Paper Poetry on Medium.

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