mind your p’s and winters

millions of emails culminated in this
welcome to the kelly writers house
follow me around and schmooze
how are you?
how are you?
adrienne...what are you doing?
you’re like the cruise director for the loveboat!
we sit and listen to six mercifully short poetry readings
and eat and meet and greet again
i’m that girl from the email
i’m that guy from the listserv
it’s a daily manifesto –
if you have two days of your life,
that you would like to give up and
never have back, read the hub emails.
wait, you’re the guy from the listserv?
you no longer exist merely as words in my inbox

Adrienne D. Mishkin