Friday, June 7, 2013
To Whom it May Concern
you are the nameless, the faceless,
in wills and deeds, and in notices
that a spouse has left you
and you are no longer responsible
for their debts
you are the legal John Doe
encompassing the as yet unborn,
married, or divorced. All bases
are covered in your name.
the voice that belongs to the speaker
looking out over a crowd
at commencements, award ceremonies,
funerals, the meetings of heads of state
implying by his very tone that he is quite aware
of your presence in the audience,
gazing up breathless and awed
by his ponderous concepts.
the letter that comes addressed to 'BoxHolder',
"Current Resident" or "Present Owner"
and reads, intimately, "Dear Sir or Madam".
The greeting card couched in generalized passion
suitable for any lover, or in adoration that targets
any mother, anywhere, in a one-size-fits-all
tone guaranteed not to offend
even the most offensive recipient
Posted by mittens at 4:38 PM