Poetry Archives Bio
July 14, 2009
4:38 AM
the voice

I wrote this piece immediately after being cut off by the calling card company after a long, interesting telephone conversation with MLP at 4 A.M. This is one of the simplest poems I have ever written. However, unlike hundreds of my other poems, it came out right on the first try.


To MLP

i had a dream
that I was sleeping
in an empty room

and then a voice called
(and i came
a voice called

and I came
and we had a talk
(had a talk

and the voice called
(and i came
and I came

and came and
came and came
and came and

came and then
the voice stopped
and i was back

sleeping