Missed Call

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic


A Girl waiting for a call from the boy she loves...

Submitted: September 27, 2017

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“Missed Call”

 

She waited

all day

for his call

promises of a day

spent together

hung up in her

head

as time taunted

her

as it crept past,

its not that you

didn’t call

she once tried

to explain to

him

its that you said

you would,

splitting little hairs

he replied

no

breaking little promises

she said softly

to herself

he didn’t seem

to understand

or care

she had spent

that whole day

going over

all the things

they could do

together

in her mind

none of them

were terribly exciting

other than they

all involved him,

its just a phone call

he had said

get over it

getting mad

at her for

continually trying

to show him

why it bothered

her so,

him

unaware of

all the mental

baggage

she had attached

to that one call.

This time

she tried not to

care

lying to herself

when she checks

the time

on her phone

while really just

checking for

missed calls,

afraid her value

to him

has decreased

no longer worthy

of a simple

10-second call

of explanation

or even worse

was yesterday’s

call to her

his last,

her mind is

baiting her

picking up on

any little insecurities

and breathing life

in to them

she skips out

on dinner

retreats to her

room

as the sun

falls out of the

sky

wanting to forgive

him

for anything

he might have

done

just so he would

have to call her

talk to her

she knew

she would accept

any excuse

to keep on loving

him

but tomorrow’s

day

brings no relief

from yesterday’s

pain

of not knowing

why

her late night

calls

still remain

unanswered

as the morning

finds her

curled around

her pillow

phone still in

hand

wearing what

she wore

the day before,

she makes a new

vow,

if he calls

by noon

she can still

understand

she can still

forgive him

she says

to herself

as she paints on

a face of

hope

and prepares

to challenge

the on coming

day

with a fractured

smile…

 

Tom Allen…09-23-2017…

 


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