Sweet Little Nothings

Write a letter chocolate

She hid horoscopes in bagel-sized
chocolate fortune cookies—
revealing the bright futures they’d allowed
to be buried by their dark pasts.
She left painted rocks in people’s gardens,
letting them believe they were messages
from the fairies in heaven on earth.
She hid love letters in library books
as a way of playing matchmaker—
by leading the finder to seek the keeper
of another’s heart.
All this,
she did behind the scenes,
for her reward was in knowing
that she had planted the seeds of love
by connecting them not only to others
but also to themselves.

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