MONDAY: My Apologies

BY MERLE AMODEO

Merle Amodeo often writes about relationships. Copyright is held by the author.

sorry about the call
I made last night
it was late
you need your sleep
the world is counting on you
to make it a better place

longed to hear your voice
be cheered by your laughter
but all I got
was your answering machine

how clever the message was:
“It’s  midnight
If you need help,
Call 911”

I’d never heard anyone
announce the time
on a phone message
so I called back later
when my watch stopped

I can’t repeat
what  you said the second  time
I can only assure you
I’ve studied biology
and your suggestion was
anatomically impossible
try it yourself!

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