Ping! This is the email crossing the globe
Bringing a virus and an online fraud
Text-rich content, images slowly downloading
Key-board warriors and echo chamber goading
Pulling out aggressive pop-ups every time
No escape from a heart-broken ex never offline
Past the junk filter and block sender lists
Nonsense from your father who only writes when pissed
Consent to accept check boxes for terms and conditions
Please send money after signing charity petitions
Then there’s the spam via security compromised friend
Inbox always receiving more than replies you can send
n.b. NaPoWriMo 2021 Day Twenty Three answer back / respond to a poem. Does this count? WH Auden’s Night Mail.
CLP 23/04/2021 (Shakespeare will be spinning in his grave).