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I got on a list,
blown kisses by mega-marketers
with a fetish for…construction?
Aluminum piping,
seamless gutters,
steam rollers, ice remover,
plastic molding makers,
sealants, caulking, grout,
some metal I can’t pronounce –
it’s the randomosity that gets me.
What kind of data claims a writer
needs high-heat edge shavers,
or sanders, or drivers, or trowels?
In terms of targeting – fail.
Someone sue the matchmaker
who lied I needed parts for a jet tub.
You’re wasting my bandwidth.
Take your PVC back
to your country of discontent
and study the addresses first.
Email reading ascetics
don’t want to date you.
Neither do I.
Block.

Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has focused on content development and content marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored five books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water and Bury Me Under a Lilac. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA.

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