Long Distance Friendship Poems
LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP
I lost it down a waterfall.
It was only a phone,
but I found myself bawling
like a spoiled toddler as l
watched it rapidly plummet
towards its watery grave.
He titled his piece
“Looking for Kelly”
and it was only
then that I realized
why I cried.
That tiny 4.9-ounce device
was the lifeline to the most
intimate human connection
I had ever known.
Your bed’s got two wrong sides. Your life’s all grouse.
| let your phone-call take its dismal course:
Ah can’t stand it no more, this empty house!
Carrots choke us without your mam’’s the white sauce!
Them sweets you brought me, you can have ‘em back.
I’m diabetic now. Got all the facts.
(Diabetes comes hard on the track
of two coronaries and cataracts.)
I’ve all liked things sweet! But now ah push
food down my throat! Ah, ‘d sooner do without.
And only reason now for beer‘s to flush
(so t dietician said) my kidneys out.
When | come round, they’ll be laid out, the sweets,
Lifesavers, my father’s New World treats,
still in the big brown bag, and only bought
rushing through JFK as a last thought.
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