Default - Poem by Douglas Scotney
As I was
To hear an unknown known voice
Inviting me to message
After 5 or 6 rings,
And charging me for the privilege
Into the bargain,
I understood why.
When setting up a similar facility
I thought it rudeness
To butt in on a person's expectations
Well before they had been lowered
By excess rings
And charge them for the rudeness
Into the bargain.
I made the facility wait for 13 rings
And told the privileged few,
Thus giving them good time to think,
'To say or not to say? ',
To save, into the bargain.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
'! ' after 'Shocked' does not signify the end of a sentence but merely a stress on the word as happens in Coleridge.
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