Checking the email
for the fourteenth time
Maybe it’s broken?
This poem is about a person waiting for a message. They are checking their email repeatedly (so far, fourteen times in one day), but have not received a message they are waiting for. More than this, the person hasn’t received any messages (nothing’s bold – new messages are bold in their email).
The person is anxious to get this message and the fact that they haven’t received it causes them to wonder if something’s wrong. They question if their email is broken.
The person is worried and anxious and tries to find an explanation for the situation, which actually causes them more worry.