Mike Harrell 

What Was Said

Give me a call.
I don’t have phone numbers,
you said, and I thought it was a koan,
but I called and though you weren’t there,
your voice was, serious and beautiful,
and though I didn’t leave a message,
I sent mail to the mailbox
you don’t have, just to say
that I miss you, and wish you weren’t
so far away, meaning you there,
and me here,
at the other end of the room.

 

Mike Harrell lives in Brooklyn, NY, makes his living in the film industry as a props person, and has been published in Avatar Review, Apocrypha & Abstractions, IthicaLit, The Centrifugal Eye, Clapboard House, Soundzine, Barnwood Magazine, Deep South Magazine, and The Alligator.