by Mark Chmiel
Dear Bella Levenshteyn.
I just wrote you a love letter.
Stamped and licked the envelope.
I loved writing it.
Loved thinking about you.
Loved thanking you.
Love that a pol-sci major has become such a poetic force.
Love that in my imagination you’re already and justifiably famous.
Love that you write and fling the results out into the world.
Love your brave warrior being.
Love that you are saving America one poem at a time.
Love that you are loving Americans one smile at a time.
–from micro-epic in progress, Our Heroic and Ceaseless 24/7 Struggle against Tsuris