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Good Day for a Break Up
Isabelle5

You're going to call today
 1
so I turn off the ringer
 2
on my phone, turn it
 3
to the wall so I won't see
 4
the lights flash
 5
when you call.
 6
 
 
How do I tell you
 7
this isn't fun anymore,
 8
I don't want to do this?
 9
 
 
My stomach hurts,
 10
I have a twitch in my eye
 11
from stress and I tell you
 12
a hundred times a day,
 13
in my pounding
 14
and guilt-stricken head,
 15
that it's over.
 16
 
 
Your voice, your eagerness,
 17
changes my mind
 18
every time.
 19
 
 
This time is different.
 20
 
 
This time, I'm saying it,
 21
I'm going to be cold and hard
 22
and brutal.
 23
 
 
I take the phone off silent,
 24
watch it, change it back to no ring.
 25
 
 
A crazed person, kicking at shadows,
 26
that's me.
 27
 
 
What I need is for you to call,
 28
tell me it's over.
 29
 
 
The lights flash, caller Id says
 30
it's you.
 31
 
 
I regret my decision
 32
as soon as I hang up the phone.
 33

30 Aug 14


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