I found this unsealed (and, at the time, unstamped) thank-you note on the ground at Java Break Cafe and Cereal Bar, my favorite coffeehouse. I don’t know if the frat-bro who wrote it is a poet or not, but his note not only flowed…it almost seemed intentional–yet effortless–with its wordplay, sound repetition, and line-breakage: ‘write’…’Psi’…’provide’; ‘provide’/ ‘presence’; ‘stability’…’security’…’absurdity’… And…the imagery! I’m sure Mom Wolfe will thoroughly appreciate his sentiments–and, as I have, his prose.
I was checking the mailbox today and found this on the ground. Apparently, someone before me found it just as amusing as I did. Virginia Tech graduation was two weeks ago and I really hope that this guy wasn’t one of my fellow graduates.
FOUND by Kaytee Cobb in University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
A co-worker and I found this on the way out of our building one day. We can only assume that this girl is trying to convince her parents why she should go to UA. However, we cannot fathom how and why this school would help “deal with fear problems.”
This note had blown under the bike rack when I came in to work this morning at the university. Poor Niels, whoever he is. I was in his position once, so it sent chills down my spine. And is “Dad” sympathetic, or gloating?