email management

so many emails
unread in a stack
emails emails emails
urgent alerts 
important prompts
so many it hurts!
needing attention
needing response
too many to mention
reminders—
“I’ll get to that soon”
directions—
“I’ll need this for later”
requests—
“I don’t have time right now”

so many emails
unread in a stack
and yet here I sit
refreshing the page
hoping you might 
have emailed me back