On “Mailbox on a ranch near Farson, Wyoming, Sep 1941”,
photo by Marion Post Wolcott.
A lost mailbox in the Wyoming hinterlands.
Portrait of a world that was forgotten,
although here we are remembering it.
An artifact that, nowadays, lost its importance,
replaced by Internet, WhatsApp, Instagram,
and, in truth, something else that it could be.
There was a postman who traveled this path,
took letters and bills, baptisms, wedding
and funeral invitations; followed up on lives,
deaths, loves and dislikes.
A postman who didn’t know that, one day, a woman,
an artist named Post, would immortalize the way
where he has worked and shared news,
besides, indeed, secrets and confessions
nobody ever dared to dream of.