This is the second of the sonnets created from the responses to the challenge put out in this month’s newsletter. Of course you will notice as we go through that topics aren’t always interpreted directly, sometimes I pretzel things around before I start. This one was from Eric in Ventura and his suggestion was “Last Words”.
The Last Word.
By phone she needs to have the final text,
another word when none’s left to be said;
a conversation done but not yet dead,
a period that always has a next….
In person it’s the same, just one more “bye”
when we’ve already “bye’d” and turned away,
she always has to have the ending say,
she never can be done and let it lie.
I’m not trying to upstage her end,
my last response just trying to ensure
I’m with her and I did not just ignore
the message of someone I’d keep a friend.
And when I saw the battle was absurd
I gave up and let her have the last word.