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City of Ringing Telephones

From: Cream City Review
Volume 36, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2012
p. 100 | 10.1353/ccr.2012.0076

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Most buildings are motels
whispering
the fluorescents’ benediction.

The moon sheds a dry soap.

A woman is asleep on the TV.

Everything’s covered
in Saran wrap after use.

Rotary phones
ring continually.

Motes of gnats sneeze
from their receivers.

And when you answer
you’ll answer, saying
Don’t call me citizen
unless you mean it.

Matt McBride  

Matt McBride has published poems in Alice Blue, Diagram, FENCE, Forklift, OH, Meridian, Mississippi Review, Packingtown Review, and Pheobe, amongst others. Currently, he is an Assistant Editor for the Cincinnati Review as well as Memorious.org. His blog is inventionsofthemonsters@blogspot.com.

Copyright © 2012 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
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