Dear Kelly by Nate Duke

Dear Kelly by Nate Duke


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Dear Kelly:

I hope this finds you well. I also hope you are enjoying our classes together this semester as much as I am. I like what you’ve been doing with your hair lately. It would be much easier to concentrate in class if I didn’t know you weren’t wearing panties. I am writing in a circle in the hopes that you will not be able to read what I am writing. What are you planning on doing after graduation? I know I ask you this many times, because I always enjoy your derisive rejection of all the varied forms of life planning. I know you hope to end up in Hawaii or Wyoming but I hope that you will find time to visit me in Kiev someday. I wish that you would write more. Of all the girls who listen to Lana Del Ray and wear flannel, I believe your thoughts are the most interesting. I am jealous for them.

I will see you in class Tuesday.

Your dear friend,

Nate Duke

NateNate Duke is a literature student at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He writes poetry and short fiction. He likes backpacking, kayaking, and making travel plans that he can’t afford. You can find him on WordPress.