The Call Note

The air thick wirh honeysuckles
The sun pays homage to the street.
Birds annouce supper time
A couple dancing on the veranda
His full lps.
Her womanly hips

And I sit watching
thinking what a lovely view
Wishing on this soft spring day
that I had a hand to hold
and a man to give me that
knowing look

Instead I head inside
to my forgotten kettle
burnt now by the stove flame.
I arrange myself on the sofa.
not bothering to look back
through the door.
Silencing the whimsical pitch
Setting my disenchanted soul free.
Electing the liberty that comes
in the form of a book.

Hollowed chest.

Longing aborted
Forgotten swoon.

-Tosha Michelle


31 thoughts on “The Call Note

  1. Reminds me of “Girl on A Train.” Glad you didn’t make those choices!
    Sherrie Mirandaโ€™s historically based, coming of age, Adventure novel โ€œSecrets & Lies in El Salvadorโ€ is about an American girl in war-torn El Salvador:
    Her husband made a video for her novel. He wrote the song too: ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค ๐Ÿ˜‰

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