Laurence Morris is an academic librarian and a Fellow of the UK's Royal Geographical Society. He lives in the north of England and is an active mountaineer, his poetry exploring the relationships between people and places.
Yes, I still send postcards
Yes, I still send postcards,
for all the electric banshee howling
I still scatter these little shards
of temporary permanence,
more indelible now
for how they echo on and out in ink.
I launch these relics to the future
like bottles cast from a seashore
or stakes placed round a mining claim,
a sign that in this time and place
I stopped and smiled and thought of you,
and now nothing changes that.