to the memory of Charles Simic

I wrote an exuberant—
no, really!—e-mail yesterday
to my kind and illustrious

(or at least respectable) friends
who put in a good word for me
with the authorities:

my Green Card has come.
The e-mail to you
was said to be undeliverable;

perhaps I misaddressed it
or again you may have
a different address.

I thought I’d try it again,
in case it works.
Thank you so very much.