my heart skipped a beat
I'd seen who it was from
I started to read
Congratulations, it said, as the letter began
you are accepted, my very good man
we'd like you to come to our part of the land
and join our seminary family
the news was expected
I'd hoped for as much
but I felt such a touch of
excitement and purpose as I scanned through that letter.
were those tears in my eyes as I folded it up and put it away?
or had that cold blast of wind
caught me at that very moment
to make my eyes water?