…IT GOT QUIET
and the silence made a knot in my stomach
and you asked ‘what was I laughing at’
and I told you ‘the silence’.
You seemed skeptical,
and you got a little paranoid
because you thought I was really
laughing at you.
and I wanted to comfort your misunderstanding me
but I didn’t know how, without seeming false.
So I kept quiet
and it became silent again
and I asked you to hang up because
(and I did not tell you it was because
I felt like laughing again.)
I was tired of