If I Left You a Voicemail, This Would Be It

Inspired by a poem of the same name I read here.

 

 

If I haven’t been drinking,

it’ll be easy, breezy,

(secretly calculated)

 

lalalalala…

 

“Hey! How’s it going?

Long time, huh?

 

What’s new?”

 

I’ll fill you in

on the shiny highlights

(but only the shiniest)

of me, of my life

 

I’ll pad the message with

Enthusiasm

Positivity

Excitement

Fun

 

So as to prove my

Independence

Spirit

Maturity

Self-sufficiency

 

I’ll end on a high, happy note:

 

“Welp!

Hope all is well with you!

Do let me know how you are!

It sure has been

a while!”

 

But if I’ve been drinking,

well

then

 

all bets are off.

 

I’ll probably yell…

 

“You’re dumb.

Do you realize how stupid you are?!

What are you thinking?”

 

Undoubtedly, I’ll use foul language

(I am fluent in foul language)

 

I’ll pad the message with

Anger

Vitriol

Distance

Sarcasm

 

So as to prove that

I’m fine

I’m fabulous

I don’t care

Everything is super!

 

I’ll end with more anger,

more foul language:

 

Fuck you.”

 

But.

 

At the very last,

 

After all the

Vitriol

Anger

Distance

Sarcasm…

 

Undoubtedly

the final word will be:

 

“I miss you.”

 

Because that’s the most real;

because that’s the truth.

 

 

Posted: Thursday, May 30th, 2013 @ 12:08 pm
Categories: words.
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  • Bev Garvin

    Aawwww twee!

  • http://moxieandmarmalade.com/ Paige

    :)

  • caro0301

    As always, I love this!

  • http://moxieandmarmalade.com/ Paige

    Thanks love!

  • CharityMom

    Love it!!

  • http://moxieandmarmalade.com/ Paige

    Thanks J!