#167: Sir Spam A Lot (a found poem)


From time to time, believe it or not, I receive spam comments through my little blog site.  They are often poorly written, sometimes hilariously so.  And they remain a complete mystery to me: Where do they come from? What is their purpose? What could the originator of the message, be it a real live human or a machine, possibly want from me, possibly hope to achieve? I’ve written about this before and thought maybe that would be the last word, but this one came to me today and it was ripe for picking.  What follows is a found poem, the exact text of the spam comment but broken into lines, and then a new stanza of mine in response.  Could be fun. Another bonus poem for napowrimo: Extra Soul Credit.

Sir Spam A Lot (a found poem and a response)

Mr. Jarmer,

Thank you
for any other
informative website.
Where else could I
get that type of information
written in such
an ideal manner?
I have a venture
that I am just now
operating on, and
I have been at the
look out for such information.

Sir Spam A Lot

Dear Sir Spam A Lot,

Thank you valuable for this.
I hope your operation was
successful and your patient venture
is well. Such another informative
thing I have not found, so again,
much to be thanked on.
I appreciate as well such
an ideal manner of written things.
I hope the lookout finds you
finding this type of information

Michael Jarmer

p.s.: More ideal manner of things informational can be found here

Published by michaeljarmer

I'm a public high school English teacher, fiction writer, poet, and musician in Portland, Oregon

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