Dogs 2015

VOICEMAIL
(9/3/15)


I know
that you're
there

but
you're either
too busy

doing
something else
on your
phone

or simply
avoiding me

rather
than showing
the simple courtesy
of answering
a requested
callback

I don't
mind

I'd rather
talk to a machine

any machine

than actually
waste
even a few seconds
of dialogue
on you

I'm so tired
of your rationalizations

your
prevarications

and your
oh so pretentious
presentations
to really care
if we ever
converse again
or not

I would
be disappointed
if you actually
picked up

when
we speak
face to face
I must suppress
the urge
to strike you
in order
to stem the flow
of irritating drivel
dribbling
from your lips

you disgust
me

I've already
misspent
almost a minute
of effort
to tell you
this much

but I plan
to ramble
until the beep
cuts me
off

I want
you to hear
what I hear
when I listen
to you

I want
you to know
what time
forever murdered
feels like

I want
you to…

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