Bellowing by Email
It’s not good when two disturbed people
with little in common disagree by email
on something important.
Tone and content can get raucous
and make matters worse because each is
used to getting the last word.
Normal people give up arguing with them
but they can exchange emails for days
and never come close to a resolution.
Their bellowing would wake a bear in winter.
I tell you this from personal experience.
I just answered that lunatic again.
- Donal Mahoney 2016
Donal Mahoney, a product of Chicago, lives in exile now in St. Louis, Missouri. His fiction and poetry have appeared in various publications, including The Wisconsin Review, The Kansas Quarterly, The South Carolina Review, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chicago Tribune and Commonweal.