The Brown Envelope

Clutched tightly,
Held closer to a heart
Like an eternal embrace
And never letting go for a moment
Is the brown envelope.

What mysterious contents does it hold?
I ask quietly.
It is a matter of life of death,
The answer is whispered silently.
This brown envelope you see here,
May hold results of a medical test, HIV or cancer or flu maybe.
This brown envelope may hold
In it’s belly share certificates.
The brown envelope contains  land title deeds.
This brown envelope indeed does house the college transcripts.

Such a cheap paper should house so grand secrets is a wonder. Tattered and worn out but the brown envelope is the custodian of mighty truths and treasures. The brown envelope.

© 2012 Ayoub Mzee


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