Mark Salerno

Phone Call Yesterday

Disappointment in your voice
that plaintive ache crackling
in the wires. You got not what
you wanted. You got a mixed signal.

What I felt for you I'd wanted but
cannot remember to have said
a reduced human consolation or
words simply like "I hear you."

In fact all any person to persons
had ever to say in outgoing
lines of words sought after meaning
in connections disconnected connecting.