Mail Junkie
Many are the ladies
Who’ve had me smitten.
Many are the letters
I have written.
Many are the sighs
That I have heaved.
Few are the replies
That I’ve received.
These days the only people
Who ever write to me
Are bureaucrats at the electricity
And water company.
I get a bit of junk mail
(Usually second post).
I’ve a competition with the guy next door
To see who gets the most.
I still listen for the postman
With his firm familiar tread.
It’s no exaggeration
To say it gets me out of bed.
I seize hold of the envelopes
In brown or white or buff.
I don’t care about the contents -
I just never get enough!
(Copyright  Simon R. Gladdish  2013)