no longer will he call
sitting alone
listening for a phone
I know will not ring
will never ring
not now
not ever again

only one person
ever called it, ever called me
the number known by only him
he is gone now
gone forever
I feel abandoned and alone

he was buried only yesterday
his family all there
I stood way back
not near the front, not near them
just watching, crying
grieving alone

I never expected this
to be the other woman
an unseen companion
adjacent to his wife
but I loved him, truly loved him
in spite of it all

we met for many years
had weekend trips away
spent birthdays as a couple
but Christmases apart
his family had him then
all I had was the phone

I had a private line put in
a number just for him
I waited nightly
for his call, and when it came
would run to catch it
lest I missed a single word

I must it have it disconnected
this umbilical cord that held us
he is gone, so too
is my life's blood, my love
it will no more ever ring
to tell me he is near

but not today
maybe even not this year
its too early, much too soon
to try to forget him, get over him
Oh that I am grieving so
I only wish he knew.


 













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