June 25, 2012

Call Waiting










On my phone,
the cremation lady
asks if I've
received her brochure.
I'm sorry, I lie,
not really interested.
She speaks softly,
in a knowing voice,
perhaps I will need her help,
asking if I'm aware 
of my options.
No, I reply, this number
is soon to be disconnected,
I must go now,
another call is
beeping, insistent, waiting.

6/18/12