The Cell Phone: A Lament


The phone rings and you hop
and answer, even here,
on Table Mountain
the day after Easter.

The call
winds on.
We jump from stone
to stone
above the silvery lips
ringing Cape Town.
Your sons’ eyes shine
with the wonder of the view
but you’re caught–
discussing
discounts and taxes.

 

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