the game

insisted

I call her

every morning before 8

talk about the day to come

& she’d say

she missed me

couldn’t wait to meet again

do those things we liked

quiet spots off’f the street

& in the background

I’d hear kids getting breakfast

preparing for school

I guess husband gone

on the commute to the city

& when I hung up

I was never sure

what the game here was

but I made sure to call her

every morning before 8

hear her soft tones on the telephone

until I quit her

much as I cared for her

she was married to the ghost

on that early morning train

& after that

she never spoke to me

ever again

I guess for her I failed

the game

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