The phone call

I spoke to you again last night – usual time,

about 2 a.m. I know you don’t mind. You’re

always awake. Probably sitting at your desk,

fully dressed. You don’t know it, but it’s you

I call most often. I admit, as a relationship,

it’s a bit one-sided. Possibly I amuse you –

all those symptoms, such anxieties! I try

to imagine you saying Nothing to worry

about! in your most re-assuring voice. Some

nights I do both voices – only ring off when 

you start on about a camera down my throat.