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Long Distance
by Kate Burnside
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LONG DISTANCE


I am trying to dial into your eyes,
make a connection,
but my thoughts are clumsy digits
pressing wrong buttons;
Fouling the numbers
I can't crack your code.

Can't you hear my heart
tapping in morse?
And in my throat the words
that thrum impatiently
a rhythm of meaningless sound?

Give the dog a bone, can't you?
Retrieve the stick I've thrown;
I know you saw it leaving -
your eyes left my face
and followed its path.

But it just lies there in the distance
untouched
and you are visibly unmoved.

As usual, you hang up,
leave my heart-phone dangling -

Out of coins again.

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Reviewed by L. Figgins
OMG Kate, the metaphor is fantastic and carries this write to it's sad, empty end. Great write!!
Reviewed by Dale Clark
This is a great piece. So unique!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Most moving and deeply meaningful, Kate. You leave no doubts in the reader's mind with these insightful verses. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
This is a strong and heart-felt write, Kate. The longing reached out from your verses and grabbed me by the throat. It is never easy when we toss our feelings out to someone and they walk past them as though they simply aren't there. It rattles and confuses us and feels so damned invalidating. Super write, Kate.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by jude forese
really powerful emotions metaphorically merged into an intense sense of longing and disappointment ... great stuff, Kate ...
Reviewed by Mark Mahoney
A cracking write and a truly lovely read, well done...Mark
Reviewed by Mark Carroll
Wow, What a gem. I really enjoyed reading this, My thoughts clumsily pressing the wrong buttons.

If that's not poetry, what is?

have a great day,
Mark
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Another truly captivating poem, Kate - as you pen them so well. And I think many of us often run out of those coins far too frequently.
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Excellent!
Reviewed by Judy Lloyd (Reader)
Really splendid writing.
Reviewed by J. R. Corbin
... - - - ... my heart... :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
wow! outstanding!! brava!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :)
Reviewed by Aberjhani
A powerful mesh of romantic hope and longing. Your very finely balanced and extended metaphor is truly superb and works on several different levels. A great read all around.
Reviewed by Paul Williams
A painfully sad write this one Kate, as ever your words paint a tangible realism that touches the heart.

Paul;-]
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
O, boy, Kate, I really love this one! The opening is spectacular, and it roars to a satisfying (if frustrating LOL) ending. BRAVA, Poet! Thank you for this smile on my face--

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
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