IF PHONE BOOTHS COULD TALK

Writing

Alissa Malhoit
Stonington, CT, BFA Writing

 

they’d tell you to dial 9-11 because
your mother’s a snake and Santa Claus doesn’t exist. Love is a myth but then again so is your father
And don’t even get me started on the middle east. Ring ring to the caller on line 1
Who swears that they paid last month’s bill
So screw you Mother Nature
I can no longer hear a heartbeat
And does anyone have any more quarters?
Hold on to the knife that’s still
Hanging from your back
I bet it was his Delilah that put it there
But who knows maybe it was just me.