Friday, July 29, 2011

Any Call

Any call
at seven a.m.
is not a good call.
Ed McMahon never calls
at seven a.m.
to say that you're a millionaire.
Your publisher doesn't
wake you to say
"you made the Times' Best Seller list".
Any call at seven a.m.
Is a dreaded call:
What hospital or- is it
already too late?
Can I even get a flight, or
car to the airport?
I'm out of clean underwear..
I'll never put off laundry again.
At seven a.m.
when the phone breaks your sleep,
be thankful if it's only
some drunken wrong number.

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