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”


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