March 3, 2012

Out of Office











While I am away
please hold all
items addressed to me,
keep them close,
unopened, if ever
I should return.
Email, attachments,
all requests for my attention
will pile up ignored,
become even more unread
than they are right now.
Forward only urgent messages
from those I have adored,
so I will have some proof
I might once have lived.
Somewhere, I'll be waiting,
anxious for any word, wanting
not to be forgotten, discussed
as someone from the past,
as if I were not here still.