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.

Its 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.