Sunday, June 14, 2015

Resolution

image by Sarolta Ban

resolution
re-solve
an old problem
he called
I answered
he crawled
inside me
inside me

re-solution
resolve
not to answer
next time he calls
but he's a cancer
I've caught
hello?

For The Mag

22 comments:

nacho libro said...

You're so good. You kill it every single time you write. How do you do that?!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, you are so good indeed!! Never fail to amaze me!!

Elena Sands said...

Sharp, clever, spot on. Nice!

Gail said...

Ditto to what nacho libro said! You are amazing.

Fireblossom said...

You never waste a word and you go places that aren't easy to travel. I find this one disturbing, human, and sad both for the speaker and the caller. How you got this dark gem out of that picture, I don't know, but that is your considerable talent.

Truedessa said...

Infected my his voice you remain helpless...dark and witty

DEE DEE said...

Dark and well said

Outlawyer said...

Wonderful play on resolution and resolution. Same old same old and yet we want it to be different. Very well done(as always,). K.

Theresa Milstein said...

Don't pick up the phone!

I enjoyed this one.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This picture has given rise to some amazing responses. This was unexpected and oh so very on point.

Helen said...

Too, too often we fall into the trap. Nice.

brudberg said...

Oh that growth... I think you better leave him hanging on the line.

Other Mary said...

Ugh. Cancer kills, but sometimes the treatments do too.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What I love about you is you never hesitate to go to the dark places in the human psyche, the places where we get caught - and you do it so succinctly, yet universally. Wowzers, kiddo! You are amazing.

X said...

Def somewhat disturbing. But once you caught it, its pretty invasive - and not easy to get rid of. Even if you try to kill it.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Knowing smile.

Sioux said...

Your poems are sometimes so disturbing, it makes me glad they're so brief.

You are one uber-gifted poet.

Sandra said...

astounding !

kaykuala said...

Learning not to be cornered into such situations can be fun!

Hank

Kutamun said...

And he lives in a phone !

Lolamouse said...

Ooh, this one touches too close to home! How difficult it can be to not answer that call!

Maria said...

The back and forth, so familiar. Nice use of words