Checking email.
Deleting spam.
Checking webcomics: QC, Girls with Slingshots, Wondermark…
Checking email.
Staring at the weather, in triumph and in grief:
Record temperatures make me frown.
Checking email.
Deleting spam from Dr. Howdy
and porn of all flavors
and viagra for le$$
and pleas from someone’s cousin in Nigeria, who’s rich.
Checking webcomics that haven’t changed.
Checking email, always checking
in this digital world of instant
communication: email, facebook, even twitter.
If that counts as communication.
Why, when I check email –
Why is there nothing, absolutely nothing
From you.

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