Lilliputian

      by Steven Ratiner

(for dw)

Bill. Bill. Advert. Bill.
And then your rain-
damp envelope containing
a packet of new haiku. Rose-
breasted grosbeak stamp,
postmarked in Pittsburgh and
franked with black Hokusai waves.
Every delivery unbinds expectation.
It's addressed to me: this instant.


From Lilliput Review #197, Autumn 2016, page 13. “dw” is Don Wentworth, editor of Lilliput Review, the subject of this poem.