RDP Tuesday: BEHAVIORAL
Remember that day I called you after the lockdown kicked in
and you said you were so glad I called because
you were locked up in a house with people you thought you knew
and instead of getting dressed up for work and rocketing down to Starbucks
before you hit the morning commute
you toddled from your bed to the chair where you kept the sweats you wore
the day before that didn’t smell too bad
and then you went to the kitchen,
made your own coffee sat down at your kitchen table and went to work.
Remember that day I called you?
You told me how scared you were that this isolation could go on for years
that if your neighbors didn’t even say hello when you went out to get the mail
or you saw them walking their dogs
and then you realized that you weren’t speaking in complete sentences anymore.
I remember that day I called-
you talked without taking a breath for over fifteen minutes
and when you ran out of things to say
you thanked me for ‘being there’
and then you hung up.
Remember that day?
I never said a word, I never got the chance.
It’s like I was your Facebook wall
and after you were done pasting words all over me and you were done
you clicked me off.
But if it makes you feel any better, I will never forget what you said
on the phone that day because
it’s the last time I will ever speak to you
and those conversations live forever
like sentiments on a gravestone.