I found this spam message in my Typewriter Poetry inbox. So, I turned it into a prompt: “IM me on Yahoo Msngr it’s important. my username is deborahmeliarr121377”

“Help”

IM me on Yahoo! Messenger.
It’s important.
My username is deborahmeliarr
121377, and I am afraid
of these strange roots
clawing out beneath my fingernails.
Everything I touch
disappears. Now home
is just another place,
one with too small doorknobs
and an inadequate keyhole.

– billimarie


1 Comment

Tammy · January 21, 2012 at 2:09 PM

What a clever idea to make a poem from SPAM. I just drafted a post on it but it’s not nearly so inventive as this.

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