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Rotary Telephone Ringing

Click goes the phone

or beep, thunk, drum 

reprogram the disconnect

any way from power

just know this side of the line

is dead for the hour



Deceive me that it was

all okay, so you can rescue 

one's feelings for another day

then call and tell me I knew the risks

like I'm some kind of idiot

well honey I ain't home

click goes the phone

for the hour



Wonder when you'll

tell your friends how I

left you with the emergency

expecting me to jump 

to instructions on a wire

but baby that bird's flown

just gonna write a poem

click goes the phone

for the hour



© 2017 Tammy Mezera

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