Call ups

Not a bad idea
to put up on my own grave
a telephone booth
for long distance call
with a wire
running down
into the ground
like a lightning rod…

In response
I would enable
an answering machine:
hullo
who is calling
I can’t respond at the moment
just say
how are you

and make the music in your car low
it drowns a thunderclap

…no echo around
merely weed shoots up faintly
please no coin thrown in
it makes me to wake up
early

 

Bio:

Valery Petrovskiy is an acclaimed author from the Chuvashia region of Russia. His prose has appeared in journals from around the world, and he is a Pushcart Prize nominee. As for poetry, he has his poems published in Blue Lyra Review, Fine Flu Journal, The Missing Slate, Poetry Pacific, and BRICKrhetoric.

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