missed connections poems

the NYT has placement-checked some anonymous person (or persons) who put line breaks into Missed Connections postings on Craigslist.

The titian haired girl who brushes her teeth after smoking cigarettes

I hope you started your painting.
I hope you began your photo essay.
I hope you’re not spending your nights
trying to find clever means
of getting your hands on Xanax.
I hope you’re not living out
in the Alaskan wilderness.
I hope you’re hurting a little less.