"Please Lose My Phone Number" by Charles Joseph

 

It’s hard keeping 

my mouth shut 

 

when all I want to do

is tell you—

 

how I can see through

your fake smile

 

and your palm in my hand 

like a dead fish handshake

 

but deep down I know 

that everything & anything 

 

from my mouth to your ears 

will certainly be wasted

 

and I don’t waste words

I write them down and move on 

 

while you comb the blank spaces

of your feeble mind

 

wondering why I don't call, write, 

or speak to you anymore 

 

when all you have to do

is TRY 

 

to reach out and touch someone 

other than yourself