A voice mail is rare nowadays
A text after a missed call is a some times
This person would rather keep calling
At their leisure
At their insistence
When the person called is not
Available to answer.
I got a call the other day
And then a voice mail minutes later
It seems her phone wanted me to know
What the caller thought of me
Because on that three minutes long
Recording was just background noise
And people in conversation.
“She’s not answering?” I hear one ask
The “she” is referring to me
“Whatevz” is the dismissive reply
This is from someone I knew
And I have been witness to
*that* tone of voice too about others.
Because Ms. Whatevz has only
Gotten more snide and plastic
Since she now has a rich
and reliable boyfriend who spoils her
In examination of mine and
Ms. Whatevz’s history.
Truly, I am not sad. Nor am I mad.
The mild irritation is passing away.
Because the wisdom in this
Is I know how certain types
Of people like to “live” and “play”.