those four typed words hanging between us:
we need to talk
with trembling hands i key in your
voice mail, my reward.
what cruelty has led us to this awful
how much more can my sanity take?
i jump as a ringtone signals your call.
hello? i answer so softly that even i struggle to hear.
hey, you say, i wonder…
please, just end this agony! get it over with already!
well, i just wanted to know if i could have your recipe for lasagna.
oh, well sure. no problem. glad to help.
let’s talk again soon.