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  • Everyday she writes another one,
  • the flimsy little sheet that folds
  • into itself to make an envelope.
  • What can she find to say when
  • she just wrote to him yesterday?
  • She writes the address that doesn't
  • mean anything, doesn't say where he is
  • ComDesWesPacFor FPO SF Calif
  • then puts one sweetpea on the paper
  • and folds it into an envelope. She grows
  • the sweetpeas, under the window,
  • at the edge of the victory garden.
  • Everything grows here, all year,
  • so there's always a sweetpea for the mail.
  • The girl wonders if they still smell sweet
  • when they get to ComDesWesPacFor.