Great poem by Dan. I have been thinking of new poem/short story ideas, one of which I would like to construct around the story Jeffrey shared here earlier about the pick-up messages passed between riders on the London tube. I have also recently grown enamored of the increasingly clever subject headings for junk emails. My two most recent favorites: "hate that I love you" and "you make my world beautiful."
So here's a poem of my own:"The Wrong Email Messages: Send to JUNK"I hate that I love you and thatyou make my world beautiful;don't you want to meet a boywho sings himself to sleep at nightwhile looking at the stars?We have been trying to contact youbecause your account informationhas changed, and you know that youdon't want to disappoint yourgirlfriend late at night.I used to be a princess in Nigeriabut now my husband, the prince,is dead and we are wiring youall of our fortune. Please send usyour bank account information.We have diplomas for every subject,but we can't help those whowon't help themselves. That's why we installed the drive-thru windowfor the late-night pharmacy.Please don't disappoint us.
Thanks, Eileen, for that little gift.
Well, Jeffrey, as one of my emails tells me this morning, "I'll never stope loving you." Yes, that's right: stope.
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