When the Telemarketer Calls

I tell them the person they’re trying to reach
has died and this person of course is me

and I’m much to my own dismay not dead

but I lie to the voice on the other end asking
about my car’s extended warranty and I want to

tell them how much I want to die how I’m not

dead no not yet but I know this is not
polite conversation this drive I have this rush to

the cliff’s edge has made me less popular at dinner parties

when I tell the host no a butter knife will do
just fine I don’t need something too sharp

William Fargason

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