Sunday, September 18, 2011

One Sided Conversation

hear 
your side 
- only your side - 
of 
the conversation.  

You speak 
loudly, 
"My BUNIONS are KILLING me!"  
you speak 
often, 
"And then she said..." 
"After that we went..." 
"You wouldn't believe what I saw..."  

When you finally pause, 
I know 
the person 
on the other end 
of 
the line 
(the ONLY person who should be hearing your voice) 
is getting 
a word 
in.  

But the pause 
is 
too brief, 
too fleeting.  

Before I know it 
your mouth 
is 
going 
full throttle, 
full volume.  

I'm not sure 
having 
a phone 
with 
you 
at ALL times 
is such 
a good idea...

...for everyone else.


©2011, Bridget Magee

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