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untitled (i counted...)

I counted thirty-seven cracks
in my bedroom ceiling while
I waited for you
I listened to two CDs
ate two meals
vacuumed one room
lit three candles
watched one-half
of one movie
watered seven plants
straightened eleven books

I felt my chest grow heavier
as one…two…three
four hours passed

I watched the phone
I willed it to ring, which it did
but it was never you
on the other end of the receiver

I crossed my leg and shook my foot
and noticed how it made the couch vibrate

I stared at the wall and I
stopped counting on you

Posted November 6, 2002 11:35 PM | On This Day: 2006 2005