Messenger god along the road

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From the “Places the Mail Took Me” series by Annette Marie Smith

Letters hold small spirits of their senders
bright in the form of thoughts, ideas, emotions.
Guiding these spirits from one person’s world to another’s
are letter-carrier-psychopomps
who steer Charon paper boats
fragile on the river Distance
and the thrashing Angeliafóros sea. — Annette Marie Smith