Elaine at the Post Office

She wrote a Big Sign
next to her desk:
I WILL NEVER
GIVE YOU MAIL
IF YOU LOST YOUR KEY.
BUY ANOTHER ONE.
IT’S FOUR DOLLARS.
GIVE ME THE MONEY.
I”LL GIVE YOU A KEY.
THAT’S THE ONLY WAY
YOU’LL GET YOUR MAIL.

AS always
I lost the key so I
handed her four dollars.
She handed me the hardware flyer
with my new key.
Have a nice day
she said.

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.

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