October 23, 2016

Already Answered


We're no longer

answering our phone,

turning it off

each afternoon,

getting beyond talk

as we grow older,

our voicemail filling up

with some ridiculous number,

since we've decided

to stop paying attention.

Nor are we reading email,

anymore,

knowing we'll eventually

all be deleted,

when they find someone new

to take our place,

not understanding 

it's not our problem,

thinking us rude

for refusing to listen,

not knowing

there is no answer,

something we've told them,

already, a thousand times

before.