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.