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 Seraphine The Poet
 Seraphine The Poet
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She is a student majoring in English and Politics. She played the harp for several years, has traveled to all 50 states, and 10 countries. She...read more has a serious Starbucks addiction and secretly collects journals.
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your voice on the phone

is how I define



I used to wait for

the sound to emanate

after ring ring ring


but these days

you tell me not to call


you tell me you don't

use the phone

unless you have to


for me

you don't have to,

the silence

is a bullet unraveling

a painful sonata




now I wait for your voice

to leak its way from text

to ear

from page to memory


I long to remember you

even when it would consume me



I miss the subtle nuance

of your laughter

soft tug of tongue to lip

gentle twitch of nose and cheek


only the sound of your voice

means melancholy

but you forget to answer


and I cease to be

I fade



  27 months ago
Nice evocation of that someone who always ends up somewhere at the long end of a phone line. 'From text to ear and page to memory' is a great line.


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