Nigeria

First published in Solitary Plover #33, Winter 2021, page 10. Originally written in July of 2019.

I check my spam filter
     at least once a day
looking for that errant email
     I actually want
amid the Viagra discounts
     and untold riches promised me
     from Nigeria.
Not even there do I find a message from you,
     as if you could write from the grave.
But I keep catching myself, looking.