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An Awesome and Active Mailperson

Walking, the mail man once carried a bag
Slowly, he now drives a jeep to mail box

Brown spots over my mail; a little moist
Like coffee stain probably from the gutter

Lazy! just sit, won’t get out the vehicle now
Months ago, he walked until women came

Hissing teeth, “Just suits me fine, he mumbles”
Recalled my dog, Ruff, chased him one day

Running, the mail scattered all over the street
Like ginkgo leaves spinning in autumn’s wind

Now I wonder, “What in earth am I to do?”
This new mailperson, different yet the same

First a lazy mailman until women appeared
Rules of the game just immediately changed

It’s no longer mailman; it was never mail woman
Now just mailperson; wow women have power!

Some women are awesome! Roses will be great
She ought to smile and bring much more mail

She may come to my door; sensational smile
Active! I bet she will get out of the vehicle

©   Joseph Spence, Sr., February 4, 2009
©   All Rights Reserved

Joseph S. Spence, Sr., is the author of "The Awakened One Poetics" (2009), which is 
published in seven different languages. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which 
focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the 
World Haiku Association; Poetinis Druskininku, Milwaukee Area College, Phoenix Magazine; 
Möbius Poetry, and Taj Mahal Review to name a few. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for 
the state of Arkansas, USA, a college faculty, and a military veteran.


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  1. Date: 7/9/2009 5:29:00 PM
    They don't build mailmen like they used to. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 6/15/2009 4:23:00 PM your eye and a cute mail lady eh?

  1. Date: 5/18/2009 7:06:00 AM
    Hello and welcome back Joseph.... thank you so much for all your recent comments on my poems. I really liked the feel of intimacy in this poem, the mail person... being someone we all see and know, its an interesting observation Joseph

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 11:16:00 PM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comment Joseph.Rgds brian

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 9:37:00 PM
    Ouch Joseph, we have a lady mail person but she delivers to the community mail boxes at the end of the streets. But sometimes we get mail delivered directly to the door, by poeple who get our mail by mistake. A way of meeting people, I suppose.:) Best to you and yours....Mikki

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 7:45:00 PM
    This is an interesting one. The mail ladies are interesting. Sam

  1. Date: 5/15/2009 11:04:00 AM
    interesting piece joeseph. cheers for the comment you made

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 11:57:00 PM
    thanks for your welcome observations Joseph.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/14/2009 12:02:00 AM
    Like it Joseph.Thanks for your kind words today.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 4:15:00 PM
    Joseph,...I definately got a high kick out of this one,,..where are the trash girls! *smiles* james

  1. Date: 5/13/2009 3:17:00 PM
    ~lol~ This is too cute! You must live in the country. Our mail carriers still walk here. And I am lucky to have a truly wonderful mailman! So delightful to read you again! Love, Shar