Accepting an International Call

While I sit at my kitchen table

Listening to oldies

And fashioning wedding crafts

Out of unfinished frames

And nail polish

She has started fainting

On a regular basis

She is trying to flee

both her country

And an abusive relationship

The only thing that connects us now

Is a promise we made in college

Ive frantically searched for a way

To help her get out

For years now

But its useless

Both her and my therapist and say

The best thing I can do

Is answer the phone when shes calling

And be a friend

They say it’s not nothing


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