Party Line Love


Party Line Love

A quiet moment in the dark,
the phone pressed to his ear.
This girl is more than just a lark.
His love for her is clear.

In awkward verse he spills his love,
but then that awful click
reminds him that they’re not alone.
He better make it quick.

But as he speaks it comes again,
that awful, dreaded tone.
“Get off before I count to ten.
We need to use the phone.”

He knows it happens every time,
so what’s a boy to do
but call her on the party line
and share his love so true.

Today is Day 17 of National/Global Poetry Writing Month,
and the prompt at is to write a poem about forgotten technology.
This one goes back to the 1960s.

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