Regular Poem: I’m a jerk

15 May

I’m a jerk.

You call.
You want someone to
talk to
listen to you
reach out to you across the digital waves and
hear your words and
the heart behind them.
And the words
are a round
lyrics to a poorly written song
that keeps repeating the same
phrases over and over–
the bridge adds interest
slightly
but then the chorus comes back
fervently ardently
with those same words
again.

And I’m a jerk.
And only half listening.

If someone were to eat my heart
it would be tough and gamey
unappetizing
not juicy at all.

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