I dialed with trepidation,
out of obligation
because he needed me
and I really do love him.
Not knowing what would be at the other end.
he sounded insane, fitting, really,
and we both fought back tears.
He took great effort to tell me
he signed himself in.
He signed himself in.
We chatted for an hour and a half. We've never had so much to say.
I guess I didn't say a whole lot.
It was work to squeeze a word in,
even turing it edgewise.
He sounded so
when he realized it was me calling.
We'll be OK,
we'll be OK.
You and me, we'll be OK.