Charles Wax

Don'T Get Many Fan Letters - Poem by Charles Wax

well, most people don’t read my stuff
cause not published
except in little magazines
with an average circulation
of under a hundred
but one day got a letter
from a guy in prison
from the mortuary
found your writing in Monozine #3
yet cleverly amusing
your bio indicates publication in 50 zines
if you have any please send
zines pass the time
gonna be here
for another eleven years.
I laminated his letter
hung it on my wall
then Xeroxed my 3,487 page novel
and sent it off by UPS.
Six months later received a note:
You’re the greatest
Send more
The longer the better.

Comments about Don'T Get Many Fan Letters by Charles Wax

  • (5/2/2013 7:38:00 PM)

    I'm a fan. A 4 line summary will do. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (1/22/2009 11:55:00 AM)

    I like this a lot, made me smile, well versed,
    Lynda xx
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2009 12:09:00 AM)

    a fan? imprisoned fan? ..........imprisoned in both sense i guess (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Saturday, January 17, 2009

[Report Error]