Welcome Eager Readers! (And Writers)

Thanks for stopping by. Please read our "About" page for some more information and please look over our submission guidelines that are on the right before submitting.

Enjoy, and Viva La Toucan

Laura, Toucan Editrice

Sunday, May 1, 2011

No Answer, Michael Perkins

the windows and gauzy drapes

obstruct the frayed light
drifting into the room

by the bed
a telephone stand
draped with a phone book
held open by an ash tray
with cold ashes
and bent stubs
then the black telephone
an old rotary dial

startlingly loud
breaking the heavy silence
with hopeful anticipation
then an abrupt cruel silence
as the darkness increases
with no answer

No comments:

Post a Comment