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Not your fault

I texted you today
just to say hello
well, not really
so…among the real reasons…
*didn’t want you to hear my voice
*I know you don’t like to take an actual phone call
*I wanted to assure myself that you were still around
I hoped that you would read between the lines
of my stupid small talk
but, even on the written screen
I sense your impatience
you’re a calendar girl
ruled by the time slots
and these two meaningless minutes
are just too much
and so, I say
it’s not your fault.



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Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.

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