Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ringing Phone

Phones used to ring but today you hear a few lines
from my favorite song, my child’s voice
or a cat’s meow. Whatever sound I’ve chosen
lets me know someone is on another line
wanting to connect. I’ve chosen
different sounds for different callers

so I can decide before I answer.
No longer are they generalized rings
of long ago. “ Ton, ta, ton ton,”
excuse me I’ve got to go, that
is my mother-in-law calling,
she’s watching the kids,
so I don't want to keep her waiting.

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