Tiny Love Letters As Layers

I’ve been craving a certain kind of tiny love letter these days. One that says, I see it and you over there. I feel you. Do you feel my hand? The easy and not at all complex— even for a moment—kind of letter. I kept on craving and found it in myself and on my clothes early one evening.

It was an open shirt dress with the wind on my belly, saying, I am touching you.

It was my skirt moving through a jubilant Brooklyn street, saying, I am going to move alongside you.

It was the bow on a pair of espadrilles saying, I am going to hold you.

Sometimes, the letters are right there. They don’t need our searching.

Any love letters of your own? I would love to hear.

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9 thoughts on “Tiny Love Letters As Layers

  • Reply Charlotte K August 6, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    What a pretty outfit! You look lovely! That scarf is dreamy.

    • Reply latonya August 6, 2020 at 7:24 pm

      thank you!

      • Reply Josie August 12, 2020 at 3:37 pm


  • Reply Michela August 7, 2020 at 12:19 pm

    Lovely outfit! Love it love it!

    • Reply latonya August 7, 2020 at 6:31 pm

      Thank you Michela!

  • Reply Susan Krzywicki August 7, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    Those shoes!

    The whole thing, including the prose!

    • Reply latonya August 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm

      Thank you for reading, as always. Susan!


  • Reply Georgette August 10, 2020 at 8:37 am

    I love the poetry of this. I’ve been practicing improving my posture when I walk, and I’ve been feeling a tiny message support from my shoulders when they stretch back. And my hair when the wind picks up going, “look at youuuuuu.”

  • Reply Dunja August 15, 2020 at 6:15 am

    So pretty!! The skirt, the scarf, the way you’ve combined it & the way you’ve described it <3

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