Hackers (COVID)

Email from a woman who lives near us in the country an older1

woman gracious and kind she was once

a high school English teacher husband died a few years ago.

she wrote with a Hacker Story:

her nephew’s birthday was today and she couldn’t leave her house

because she’d fallen and broken two ribs and could I who do not know

her well who don’t live nearby could I get an Amazon gift card for one

hundred dollars  send it to her for her nephew and she would repay

me immediately I wondered if there was any way to actually see

the hacker imitating the older woman in the country and if there

was anyone on this planet who would send a one hundred dollar Amazon

gift certificate just because, and why if that hacker was writing a story

why it wasn’t more elaborate:  a fire  a flood just an explosion.


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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