Your Mailbox Is Empty
This simple message sends chills up one’s spine
If displayed too abruptly it can evoke a loud mournful whine
No email? My God how can that possibly be?
Am I forgotten so easily as if some form of debris?
Where are my friends, my soul mates from afar?
To be forgotten so easily could leave a terrible scar
Ah, the computer is at fault, a technical glitz
I’ll reboot and recover. This nerd never quits
I wait for my desktop to magically appear
In great anticipation and a modicum of fear
I click on the icon and the program says loading
The wait is excruciating and somewhat foreboding
At long last my email screen suddenly appears
The email light is blinking. Enough to bring me to tears
Alas, I am whole again, a precious friend has come through
I forge ahead without worry and without further ado
I click on my precious jewel to read its first line
As if consuming and relishing an expensive French wine
But to my disappointment only a large graphic appears
Labeled Sale, big discounts this weekend at Sears.
©Copyright 2009 Charlie Gragg