I am so hopeless for the kiss of a
hey good day hi there
baddy buddy pal neighbor my friend
I watch see you walking moving around
my house home apartament
you looks nice
do you would like to meet?
I’m home alone living alone tired of living alone
so you can spend night with me come by
whenever you like
I may be available all week long
I am so hopeless for the touch of
I am so desperate for the feeling of a somebody
Note: A found poem, with text all taken from a series of pornographic emails in my spam folder
JO BRATTEN is a writer and teacher based in London. She has had poetry published in Ambit, Butcher’s Dog, Ink Sweat & Tears, Poetry Birmingham and The Interpreter’s House, amongst others.