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Used a calling card at the pay phone from the other coast
Just to tell you how good it was to hear you
in those songs you wrote


I bought your favorite food and put it in the fridge, but had to throw it out.
Several times.

I placed clean sheets on the bed in the guest room, thinking it would be good to have things ready,
if you actually showed.

I burned through several candles, a dozen bottles of wine and a few good books.
Waiting.

I have a pet, sitting by the fence, facing South. He's listening for the barking of a neighbor dog,
the one that doesn't live there,
anymore.



With our arms around each other, with our faith still in each other
I’ve got calling cards,
from twenty years ago ...

Calling cards- Neko Case

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