other side of the world

I got a call

where are you?

right now I said

I’m on the other side of the world

we were wondering where you were

as we hadn’t heard from you

in a while

I’d say 8 months give a week or two

that long?

I could hear the puzzle there in the voice

yeah that long

I figured if you didn’t notice my presence

then you might not notice my absence

they rang off

pretending not to understand

which was understood

by all of us