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  • Dear Email, you hold me prisoner
    You taunt me with little numbers on my phone.

    Dear Email, you chain me to my desk
    Force me to sludge through sappy forwards

    You hold me captive to the droaning complaints of others
    To the warnings about what will cause me cancer

    Dear Email, you are a cancer too
    You grow and grow and mutate if I look away

    You send me attachments that crash my brain
    Things I must read instead of hear

    Dear Email, I've grown to hate your voiceless face
    I dream of inboxes and memos and letters with stamps

    They held a scent, a trace of the sender
    soulful and sweet, traces of ink on fingertips

    Dear Email, I am back now
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