Eh Mailbox Thief!


To the person or persons stealing from roadside mailboxes in Kula: I’m sorry your life is going so badly. I will miss the Tahitian black pearl with puka shell on a leather cord which was sent to me for a special year. I’m sure whoever received my gift from you was thrilled… until they read how you obtained it. You even took parcel notices and claimed them at the Post Office for yourself. These included boxes of sentimental items that belonged to a mother who had recently died. There was no real value to these things–just the memories of a life with a loved one. Did you throw these in the trash since you couldn’t pawn or give them away?

Illustration by Ron Pitts