I wrote to you
with my concerns and fears
for our collective future
(the children's too)
waited for your reply
I waited for you
to phone or call by
for a discussion
on how we might work it
I got your response
woven through my lines
you'd done everything
I was grateful to be told
was possible and was good
if everyone else does everything
that in your opinion they should
n.b. Are we employing the wrong people to run things? Why is it us not following their instructions, not them not listening?
Loving being back at work tbh; it’s a gas.
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).