Page-leaving nib hovers-
the hesitation of an afterthought
replete with intentions,
trapped and bound in ink
stops and sinks your pen to the
sheet once more.
But an afterthought
isn’t necessarily a reflection
of less importance,
a deflection or performance
disjointed and detracting
from all that you’ve said before.
By afterthought I mean something more-
the thing you wanted to
say all along
but have only just summoned the courage
to write now that the space is
The post scriptum is the preface
which took time and bravery
to develop and emerge-
the place where all of the ‘almosts’
of previous lines combine, gain momentum
until you use ‘P.S’ to ‘mention’
the point of each and every stacked
letter and word which preceded:
teetering under the weight of meaning unheeded.
‘I miss you’.
Thoughts distilled, post scriptum.