Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Visitors Came Today

the visitors came today

a hundred miles from anywhere
the visitors came today
at least in my ear
the old phone rang -
hello? hello?

and the past becomes a present
given – a gift of connection and
here and there
a dropped call

fumbling with the buttons

we try it again. hello?
are you well? and
did you know?

Kathy Bowman