05 September 2009

Words Just Flew Away

the_first_telephone

The voice says
“get on the phone
and ring, damn it!”

and I listen
agreeing
yes, it’s the
proper thing

enthused I think of
what I’ll say until
remembering
last time and the
tone in your voice

distance
caution
defensiveness
reservation used
more for strangers
than I was prepared

– and words
just flew away
© 17 July 2009, I. D. Carswell

man_on_phone