Listening to ghosts

Late night
dark, cold
twelve months gone
I picked up the phone

seven digits
ten rings
the machine answers
grainy, distant, but real

she declares,
I am sorry
I missed
your call

her final words,
set in stone
a phone call
away

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3 thoughts on “Listening to ghosts

  1. Every so slightly depressing but very very very very deep.

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  2. Nailed it. I work in probate/trust administration, and many times when I call a client’s house number (especially older clients, the ladies go last, always the men go first), I’m talking to a ghost on the answering machine.

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