Dear Readers of My Poems

Yesterday I got an email from the editor of my serial novel, a man I don’t know who seems nice enough. Named Kyle. I thought he was going to say No More but he didn’t. He said How Do You Think It’s Going? I think it’s Going OK but I’d like more interaction from the Reader. The Reader is always the other part of every story. Even poems. How do I do that?
Years (and years and years) ago I worked on a few books called Choose Your Own Adventure. I loved the idea. The readers could go in Any Direction. They got involved. How do we do that now?

Dear Reader,

I’d like You
more with me.
Your Words,
and as many
as you might have.
Dear Reader
I know how busy
you are how hard
it is to find time
for Anything
how can we Read
another THING
I keep un
subscribing even though
I don’t like the
word I guess it’s
better than Just Stop
Dear Reader How
do I find a way
for you to be
more with me?

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.


  1. E I’m not sure if todays poem was a socratic poem OR that you were asking your audience to participate. I usually write to you out of the public eye because I am responding in a dialogue receiving your words and writing back between us. My question then is; what type of responses work best for you? I know how busy you are.

    1. Hi Lisa: Any way you write to me, I am happy. I’m trying to figure out how to make my Serial Novel interactive, to have everyone participate in What Might Be The Outcome. love

  2. Esther, sitting in the airport catching up on the last few chapters of your serial novel. Even though I haven’t commented before this, I am enjoying it immensely. I hope you keep going. Will Eve ever find Alyosha? I guess you could end each chapter with a question for your readers to answer.

  3. Hi Esther,
    Can I, the Reader participate in your poems? Writing a poem is so hard, and who has time? Well, you do, and you write so many, so wonderfully. I try to save juicy sentences or word fragments for future poems. Would you consider using “I need a whole room for my hair”, priceless words uttered by my friend Lisa.


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