August 19, 2002
Poetry Monday John M. Ford wrote a poem last fall. It’s online now.
What was I thinking of? What did I say?It’s called “110 Stories.” There’s more.
You’re safe? The TV’s off. What do you mean?
I’m going now, but not going away.
I couldn’t touch the answering machine.
I nearly was, but caught a later bus.
I would have been, but had this awful cold.
I spoke with her, she’s headed home, don’t fuss.
Pick up those tools. The subway job’s on hold.
Somebody’s got to pay, no matter what.
I love you. Just I love you. Just I love —