His email inside her Inbox

by Helen Addy

His red exclamation mark is a hangnail,

his subject line a pointing finger.

Her arrow hovers,

firing into other messages.

Opened emails push him down,

a clogged gutter at the base of her monitor.

Unfiltered spam evicts him to another page,

her Inbox still calling him the 1.

Helen Addy is from Morayshire in Scotland. She has a poem in the 2010 BUGGED anthology, and is working towards a first pamphlet.

  1. #1 by Josephine Corcoran on June 25, 2012 - 8:08 am

    I enjoyed the subtle, sexual imagery in this poem and you’ve captured the hesitant ambiguities that pervade all relationships. Will look out for your pamphlet!

  2. #2 by helenaddy on June 25, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    Many thanks !

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