to the person who steals my mail although I check it often:

I have noticed

you only take

the good stuff

and leave bills

overdue and

the letter from

my father I

didn’t want to



What kind of

cruel malicious

mischief is that?


What glee

you must

derive from

using the

vibrator I

expected and

the cell phone

I never even

knew was missing


Next time

could you take

the religious

fanaticism mail



Thank you.



the person whose mailbox you have your hand in


Esther Pratt recently moved to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska. She fishes in the Russian River and hangs out around the wildlife refuge when not busy writing poetry and working on her novel.   Her piece, “Selfish Heart” was published in Burnt Pine Magazine. Ms. Pratt also has a couple to be published in the forthcoming issues ofFigroot Press and Calamus Journal.