Back this summer, my blogger friend Laura mentioned writing a bit of “found poetry” using spam email. I thought that sounded like fun, so I began collecting subject lines from spam that looked as if they’d have potential…
So I want you all to know this is Laura’s fault. 🙂
I now have more than 5,000 words of those spam-mail subject lines, and I didn’t even keep most of what showed up in my mailbox. Seriously, who wants to write poetry with lines such as “Order your new walk-in bathtub now!” or something about car insurance?
I’m going to have to stop collecting lines soon and begin putting them together into a coherent poem. Don’t worry — I’ll try to cut it down to no more than 3,000 words.