It arrives whether you want it or not,
slips in through an unseen slot,
like so much else in life,
and you've learned how to set-up a filter that strains
the unexpected and unwanted
from the desirable,
identifies and files it in a separate folder
for eventual deletion.
Junk email reminds you of the forces at work behind the scenes -
that there are no real boundaries in this world.
Junk email tells you that ultimately there is nothing you can do
to stem the flow,
no power exists to make you impervious
to the tap, tap, tap of certain leaks;
the girls named Charlene and Celina who want to meet,
the offers of discount Viagra and Cialis,
the secrets of penis enlargement,
and how to earn $500/week in your spare time.
Junk email teaches you to read between lines,
and that, more than anything, what you really want,
is to believe, because there is a hole in the center
of the universe, oh and your hotmail account
needs updating. Junk email is a fortune cookie,
open it at your peril.
Junk email reminds you you're an addict.